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RECYCLING OFFICE CLOSED JULY 3
YARD WASTE SITE CLOSED JULY 3 & 4


In observance of the 4th of July holiday, the Recycling Office will be closed on Friday, July 3. Our Yard Waste site located at 1401 Oxford Drive will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The Recycling Office will open Monday, July 6 at 8am and the Yard Waste Site will open at 12pm and close at 4pm. If you have any questions, please contact the Recycling & Solid Waste at 610-437-8729.

There is no change to curbside collection services for the 4th of July holiday. 

RECYCLING SHREDDING EVENTS CANCELLED

The effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is resulting in some changes to the City of Allentown's shredding recycling program.

Paper shredding recycling is suspended until further notice. No appointments are being scheduled.  However, you can take your items to the Recycling Drop Off Center located at 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Reporting a missed trash or recycling collection?
Here are a few things to remember:

  • Trash and recycling must be placed at the curb between 5:00pm and 10:00pm.
  • The hauler has until 12:00 noon the following day to finish collections.
  • Prior to reporting a miss, check to see if your neighbor’s trash and/or recycling has been collected. It’s possible they haven’t been to your area yet.
  • Any item rejected at the curb must be removed within 12 hours.
  • For collections in the Friday night collection zone, please call the office by 10:00am Saturday and leave a detailed message on the answering machine to ensure your missed items will be collected by 1:00pm.
  • Misses reported after 10:00am on Saturday will be collected by 10:00am Monday morning according to the City’s contract.

  • Too much recycling. In the event that you have excess recycling that won't fit in your city issued recycling bin, please call our office at 610-437-8729 for set out instructions.



     

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641 S. 10th Street
Allentown, PA 18103
610.437.8729

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Trash and Recycling Haulers
2020 Recycling Brochure
Single Stream FAQ
Trash Rules & Regulations
Exemption Appeal Form