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Christmas trees and other yard waste will be collected in the City of Allentown during the weeks of Sunday, January 5 and Sunday, January 19.

Residents should put out their tree and other yard waste on their recycling night.

  • Please do not place the tree in a plastic bag.
  • Make sure all decorations and the stand are removed
  • Other yard waste must be in containers, paper lawn bags or bundled. No plastic bags allowed.
  • No artificial trees will be accepted.
  • Collection is weather dependent.

The Yard Waste Site at 1401 Oxford Drive will be open on Saturday, January 4 from 10:00am to 12:00pm for yard waste drop-off.

The Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste recycles the trees by grinding them into mulch which is then available to Allentown residents when the site is open.

Send a Text. Save the Planet. Recycle unwanted clothing and electronics right from your door. It's easy to get started. Simply visit or text PICKUP to 757-70-FETCH. See the list of items retrievr collects, TV fees in your area, and other FAQ at
Reporting a missed trash or recycling collection? A few things to remember. Trash and recycling must be placed at the curb between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. The hauler has until 12:00 noon the folowing 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 10:00 am Saturday and leave a detailed message on the answering machine to ensure your missed items will be collected by 1:00 pm. Misses reported after 10:00 am on Saturday will be collected by 10:00 am Monday morning according to the 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 18102

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