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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).



2023 Yard Waste Site Hours of Operations
1401 Oxford Dr. (Oxford Dr. & Fish Hatchery Rd.)

The site will be open for the regular season starting on Saturday, April 1st. The final day for site drop-off will be Saturday, November 18th.

Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays CLOSED
Wednesdays 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursdays CLOSED
Fridays CLOSED
Saturdays 8:00am - 2:00pm  
Sundays CLOSED


The Yard Waste Site is available for use by CITY OF ALLENTOWN RESIDENTS ONLY
Contractors and Landscapers are NOT permitted to use this site.
(click here for suggested site for contractors & landscapers)

We accept only the following organic material:

  • Grass
  • Weeds
  • Flowers
  • Hedge Trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Branches

We DO NOT accept the following:

  • Dirt, Soil, Compost, Sod
  • Rocks, Stones, Concrete/Cement, etc.
  • Flower Pots
  • Wood, Lumber, Railroad Ties, Fencing, etc.
  • Bamboo (call the Recycling Office for disposal instructions)
  • Trash, Construction Debris



The City is offering mulch loading services for pick-up trucks and open top trailers for pre-paid fee of $12 per bucket load (approximately one cubic yard).

Mulch Loading Schedule
Wednesday, April 6 through Wednesday, November 16
8:00 am - 11:00am

Payment must be made at the Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste, 641 S. 10th Street, prior to loading. The office accepts payments Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. No payments will be accepted at the yard waste site. There are various grades of mulch and top dressings, however, the City cannot guarantee the quality or quantity available.
Self-loading of material is FREE during Drop Off hours only. 




Curbside yard waste collection will begin the week of April 2, 2023
and will end the week of Thanksgiving, November 19 - 24, 2023.

Yard waste should be placed out on your recycling night during the regular season:
  1. Yard waste such as grass, branches, trimmings, etc. should be placed in a rigid container, a brown paper lawn bag, or bundled and tied. 
  2. Do not use a City-issued recycling bin for yard waste collection. You must purchase your own container that is 32 gallons or less. The filled container should not weigh more than 70 pounds.
  3. Please place yard waste stickers on your container. Stickers are available for pick up at the Recycling Office, or they can be mailed to you. Brown bags do not need a yard waste sticker.
  4. Branches should be 4 inches or less in diameter, and no more than 6 feet in length.
  5. Do not place yard waste out in plastic bags.


If you have any questions, please contact Recycling & Solid Waste at

Yard waste stickers are available at the Recycling and Solid Waste Office. They are also available upon request via telephone or email request link on right hand side.


Additional Information
Residents must provide identification to use the yard waste drop-off site. If you have any questions concerning the Yard Waste Site, call the Bureau of Recycling at 610.437.8729.

Request stickers or additional information.

Questions about yard waste? Yard waste site location and hours, Curbside collection, Leaf pickup, Christmas tree pick up. This hotline will keep you up to date with all important yard waste information. Call the Hotline at 610-841-5657.