Thanksgiving Collection Changes
Trash, recycling, and yard waste collections are cancelled on Thanksgiving night - Thursday night, Nov 23.
Residents in this collection zone may place 10 bags of trash and 1 bulk item out for collection on Monday night, Nov 27.
*Thursday night recyclers: Please hold your recycling and final yard waste collection until Thursday night, Nov 30.
All other trash collection zones are not affected by the Thanksgiving holiday.
End of Season Yard Waste Schedule
The final curbside yard waste collections will be taking place the week of Thanksgiving - Nov 19 to Nov 24 on your recycling night.
Thursday night recyclers only - because of the holiday collection change, your final yard waste collection will be Thursday, Nov 30.
Leaves will continue to be collected by the Streets Dept up through the end of the year. Visit their website for more information, or call 610-437-7638.
The Yard Waste Site's final day will be Saturday, Nov 18, and will be open from 8am to 2pm.
From Dec to March, the site will only be open on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm (weather permitting).
Up to five (5) bags of trash per collection night. Maximum bag size of 30 gallons and 40 pounds each.
Two (2) trash cans per collection night. Maximum can size of 32 gallons and 70 pounds each.
**Only regular household/kitchen trash allowed per these limits. No construction debris mixed with household trash. Construction debris limits listed below.
Contact the Recycling Office if you would like to pre-pay for the pickup of additional trash/bulk items
Only on your SECOND collection night; Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
One bulk item per week.
Examples: piece of furniture, mattress and box spring set, toilet, one room's worth of carpeting, etc.
40 pounds of construction material, bundled or contained in a trash bag or trash can. DO NOT place in boxes. Do not mix with your regular household trash.
Examples: lumber, drywall, sheetrock, tile, etc.
**Contact the Recycling Office if you would like to pre-pay for the pickup of additional trash/bulk items
Unlimited curbside recycling in the City! May only be placed out in City-issued recycling bins.
Bins are available for pickup at our office, located at 641 S. 10th St. Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
You may mix all of your bottles, cans, cartons, paper, and cardboard in one bin! Larger cardboard boxes may also be flattened and stacked next to the recycling bin.
Do not place recycling in plastic bags or trash bags.
Curbside yard waste collection only takes place April - November.
*The final week for curbside yard waste collection will be Nov 19 - 24, 2023
Yard waste includes organic material only, such as grass, branches, trimmings, hedges, etc.
Place in a brown paper yard waste bag, or in a rigid container (32 gallon maximum size). Residents must provide their own container, and should place yard waste stickers on the container. Stickers are available are our office, located at 641 S. 10th St. Place the container or bag at the curb on your recycling night. Loose branches must be bundled and tied.
Yard waste that is placed in City-issued recycling bins will not be collected.
BAMBOO is not to be placed out for curbside yard waste collection, nor taken to the yard waste site on Oxford Dr.
Please call the Recycling Office for proper disposal instructions.
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999