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Recycling Drop-off Center

Important Announcements

Recycling Drop Off Center is NOW OPEN!


Lehigh County Announces it's 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Event

Please visit the Lehigh County website for event details, and to submit the required pre-registration form.
Household Hazardous Waste Event (

The Drop-off Center is open 24 hours per day, every day of the week. It is open to everyone.

Items that may be dropped off include:

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cartons (milk, juice & aseptic packing)
  • Paperboard (cereal & food boxes, tissue & shoe boxes, paper egg cartons, paper drink carriers, etc.)
  • Mixed color paper & magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Books and phone books
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cans, aluminum foil and pie plates
  • ALL plastic bottles, tubs, buckets & containers marked #1 through #7 (water, soda, laundry, yogurt, margarine, ketchup, shampoo, etc.)
  • Metal items (washing machines, aluminum siding, bicycles, metal fences, small metal appliances etc.)
  • Usable clothing, shoes, hats, drapes, etc.

Office paper is accepted for shredding Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm. Documents are placed in a locked container at the Drop-off Center.  These containers are then hauled to the paper shredder located at the City's Yard Waste Site for destruction. For more than 8 boxes, please call our office at 610-437-8729 for arrangements.

To witness your documents being shredded, contact the recycling office for an appointment.

Please remove paper clips, binder clips, plastic folders, three ring, etc. Only staples are permitted. 

For more information, please call our office at 610-437-8729.

Please remove all STYROFOAM before bringing
recyclables down to the City's drop-off center.


Insulation Corporation of America
2571 Mitchell Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
Accepts: White, rigid packaging foam
Program: Drop off

Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center
635 Illick's Mill Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Accepts: White, rigid packaging foam
Program: Drop off

Allentown Recycling
Drop Off Center

1400 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Next to the 15th St. bridge

Questions: 610.437.8729 or
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