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Yard Waste Site Opening

Yard Waste Site Opening
The Allentown Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste is gearing-up for a busy spring clean-up and summer growing season!

The Allentown Yard Waste Site at 1401 Oxford Dr. (Oxford Drive and Fish Hatchery Road) will open for the season for city residents on Monday, April 1. Residents are required to show identification.

The hours are as follows:

Mondays 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesdays 8:00am to 6:30pm or dusk whichever comes first
Fridays 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturdays 8:00am to 3:00pm

Curbside yard waste collection will begin the week of Sunday, March 31. Residents should place yard waste out on their recycling night. Paper lawn and leaf bags which have caused contamination issues are no longer required. Residents are encouraged to place all yard waste in a container (separate can from your trash). Residents are instructed not to mix any trash or any other debris with the yard waste. White yard waste stickers are available for cans.

The city offers electronics recycling by appointment. To obtain an appointment, please contact the Recycling Bureau at 610-437-8729.

The city also offers paper shredding services at the yard waste facility every Wednesday morning and every third Saturday from 8:00am to 11:00am. Call 610-437-8729 to schedule an appointment.

The city will offer mulch loading services every Wednesday during the season from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Loading services will be available for a pre-paid fee of $12 per bucket load. There is no cost for self-loading material. Payment must be made at the Recycling & Solid Waste Office, 641 S 10th St. prior to loading.

For more information, call the yard waste hotline at 610-841-5657 or visit


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