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Thanksgiving Schedule Changes

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes

There will be NO trash or recycling collection on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 26. Thursday recyclers can put out their recycling bins and yard waste on Friday night, November 27. Those residents will be allowed to put out ten bags of trash on their next collection night, Monday, November 30.

Curbside yard waste collection draws to a close the week of Thanksgiving (Sunday, November 22 to Friday, November 27). Place yard waste out on your recycling night.

The last regularly scheduled day for the yard waste site at Oxford Drive & Fish Hatchery Road is Monday, November 23 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The yard waste site will be open on Saturday, December 5 for yard waste drop off and electronics recycling from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for city of Allentown residents only. Limit of two TVs or one Projection TV per vehicle per day.

Future collection events will be announced at a later date.

For leaf collection information call the Bureau of Streets at 610-437-7638 or visit As of December 1, all 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 the pick-up of the bagged leaves. Bags that have a mixture of leaves and garbage WILL NOT be picked-up.

For more information on city recycling programs, please call the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit


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