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Public Works Announces Fall Schedule

Public Works Announces Fall Schedule
The Allentown Department of Public Works is announcing the fall yard waste and leaf collection schedules.

The last regularly scheduled day for the yard waste site at 1401 Oxford Drive to be open is Saturday, November 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The yard waste site will be open Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for yard waste drop-off.

The last week of curbside yard waste collection is the week of Thanksgiving, Sunday, November 24 to Friday, November 29. Customers should put yard waste out on their recycling night. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the yard waste for Thursday recyclers is cancelled November 28 and the last yard waste collection for Thursday recyclers will be the night of December 5.

For more information on trash or recycling collections, please call the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit our website at

District by district street cleaning of leaves began in earnest on Monday, October 28. Residents are reminded to try to keep the piles about a foot away from the curb and to make sure there are no branches, rocks, or debris in the piles. Residents are asked to keep nearby inlet or catch basin grates free of debris.

A complete schedule of planned leaf collections is available at

As of December 2, residents are urged to bag their leaves in plastic garbage bags for pick-up by the Streets Department. Residents must put their bags at the curb and call the Bureau of Streets at 610-437-7638 or 610-437-7691. Please allow a few days for pick-up of the bagged leaves. Bags that have a mixture of leaves and garbage will not be picked-up.


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