The Allentown Department of Public Works is announcing the 2021 fall yard waste and leaf collection schedules.
YARD WASTE DROP-OFF
The last regularly scheduled day for the Yard Waste Site at 1401 Oxford Drive to be open is Saturday, November 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Yard Waste Site will also be open on Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. weather permitting.
CURBSIDE YARD WASTE RECYCLING COLLECTION
The end of the curbside yard waste collection period is the week of Thanksgiving, Sunday, November 21 to Friday, November 26. Put yard waste out on your recycling night. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the yard waste collection for Thursday night recyclers is cancelled November 25, and the last yard waste collection for Thursday night recyclers will be the night of December 2.
FALL LEAVES – mulching leaves with your lawnmower is best!
While raking or blowing leaves is a common autumn ritual for many, mow-mulching is an easy alternative that benefits all! Rather than removing them from your lawn, leave them where they lay and make a few passes with a lawnmower to mulch them and enhance the health of your yard.
Mulching the leaves on your lawn has many rewards, including a positive impact on the natural environment. The mulched leaves provide nutrients that will help the soil and lawn, as well as support the microorganisms and insects that live in the soil. Mulched leaves can also be used in garden beds and around shrub roots to act as a protective layer during the harsh winter months.
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 www.allentownpa.gov/recycle.
STREET LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE
District by district street cleaning of leaves will begin on Monday, October 25. Residents are reminded to keep the leaf piles about a foot away from the curb and to make sure there are no branches, rocks, or trash/debris in the piles. Residents are asked to keep nearby inlet or catch basin grates free of debris as well.
A complete schedule of planned leaf collections is available at www.allentownpa.gov/Public-Works/Streets/Leaf-Removal-Program.