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5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard / Northampton, Pa 18067 / 610-262-7961

Trash & Recycling

East Allen Township

Trash Haulers
A list of approved Trash Haulers in East Allen can be requested at any time. We have a current list at the Municipal Office for pick up. Residents are welcome to choose the appropriate hauler for their needs.

Recycling Bins
Many residents have come into the Township office to inquire about new recycling bins. Some have disappeared due to high winds when weather is uncooperative or the original bins received are not in the best of shape.

Unfortunately, the Township does not have replacement bins to offer.

However, we have bright colored recycle stickers available at the Municipal Office to help make your container stand out from regular garbage bins. Your hauler will be able to identify your recyclables better as well.

If interested in the stickers, visit the Township office during regular business hours.
Regular township business hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm



PPL Appliance Recycling
PPL wants residents to properly dispose of your old refrigerator, and will pay you to do it. Just call 1-877-486-9204 to schedule a FREE pickup of your refrigerator or freezer. Then we'll mail you a check for $35.

  • BONUS! Do you have an old room air conditioner? PPL will pick it up when we pickup your fridge or freezer and give you another $10 rebate.
  • The refrigerator or freezer must be clean, empty, defrosted, and in working condition.
  • The refrigerator or freezer must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size.
  • You must have an active electric account with PPL Electric Utilities at the address where you would like us to pick up the refrigerator/freezer.
  • You must have an active electric account with PPL Electric Utilities at the address where you would like us to pick up the refrigerator/freezer.
  • An adult, 18 years of age or older, must be present to sign a release form at the time of the pick up.
  • The appliance must be plugged in on the day of the pickup.
  • The appliance to be recycled must be disconnected from the waterlines prior to pick up crew's arrival.
  • You must provide clear and safe access to your appliances for the removal team. They will not risk injury or be able to move personal effects or modify your home (e.g., remove door or railings) to remove the unit(s).
  • Side-by-side refrigerators are considered one appliance and are therefore eligible for one rebate.

    To schedule a FREE PICKUP, visit www.recyclerecleim.com



    Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling
    Recycle Your CFL's (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) at the Municipal Building.

    Township residents can now recycle CFL's at the Township Municipal Building. A bucket will be placed near the inside entrance to the building for your recycling needs. Once the bucket is full, we will contact PPL for pick up, they will then provide another bucket.

    This recycling effort is provided by PPL Electric Utilities! For more information regarding PPL E-Power,
    visit www.pplelectric.com



    Where should you recycle your plastic bags?
    Find a Drop-Off Location for Plastic Bags Near You:
    A list of drop off locations for plastic bags can be found at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org

    The locations listed below accept CLEAN and DRY bags (remove receipts).
    Please call the specific facility to verify acceptable materials before visiting.

    If you have a large quantity of material, please check with the store manager for appropriate drop off procedures.

    Walmart Supercenter
    2601 MacArthur Rd
    Whitehall, PA 18052

    Lowes
    2650 MacArthur Rd.
    Whitehall, PA 18052

    Target
    912 Airport Rd.
    Allentown, PA 18109

    Weis Markets
    5580 Crawford Dr.
    Allentown, PA 18109

    Wegman's
    5000 Wegmans Dr.
    Bethlehem, PA 18017



    Where can you get rid of your unwanted treated wood?
    Wondering where you can take treated wood?
    East Penn Sanitation located at 4687 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020 accepts treated wood.

    Please contact East Penn's office directly at 610-759-6398 or by email at info@eastpennsanitation.com for hours of operation and any requirements they may have for disposal of treated wood products.



    Busting recycling myths
    Reducing Contamination/Improving Quality
    Contamination is the intersection of quality and value.

    Quality relates to two factors:
    Did the right items go into the bin?
    Were those items prepared properly so they don't damage other materials in a commingled stream?

    How clean is clean?
    Do you need to wash containers before recycling?
    Optical scanners may not recognize plastics with food or liquid in them.
    Remember the following: EMPTY, RINSE, and RECYCLE. In areas with water shortages, WIPE rather than rinse.

    Metal is metal?
    If cans can go in, so can pans, right?
    NO! Bulky metals, chains and long stringy items can be dangerous and costly when caught in processing machines. These items can be handled separately however.
    Steel cans and aluminum beverage cans are 100% recyclable. So, Empty and Recycle.

    Glass is glass?
    If jars can go in, why can't drinking glasses & window panes?
    Don't give up on glass, it's a very important component in curbside recycling. As you recycle glass, remember not all glass is the same. Window glass and automotive glass are very different from glass bottles and jars. Remember the three simple rules, EMPTY, RINSE, RECYCLE!

    Plastic is plastic?
    If it's plastic and has the little arrows on it, put it in the bin, right?
    Although most bottles and containers are good to go, film and plastic bags may not be. Plastic bags and wrap are not recyclable at the curb. Bags can stop a processing facility for an entire day. Caps are usually accepted when left on containers.

    Are cartons recyclable?
    They all have layers of different types of material.
    YES! Cartons are made from high quality paper and are recyclable.

    Are pizza boxes recyclable?
    YES! At the end of the day, the box is recyclable when free of the following: Cheese, Food, Left over bits of pizza & cheese, Coated paper, and those little plastic tents. Grease in the box is not a major contaminate, the food will be the problem.

    Only recycle accepted materials
    Putting unaccepted materials into your recycling bin can be dangerous for workers. There are significant energy savings in recycling versus manufacturing items from virgin materials. Recycling helps us avoid unnecessary waste.

    THANKS FOR RECYCLING!



    Going Green
    Township Responsibility & "Going Green"
    In this day and age, it is becoming extremely important for companies to take on a responsibility in how they handle their business. That’s why at East Allen Township we believe we need to take an active role and become environmentally conscious when it comes to the carbon emissions we are responsible for.

    East Allen Township has taken the position to Go Green and our energy needs are now produced from renewable sources such as wind energy that offset the Townships carbon footprint.

    We believe that the energy we use to run the Township Municipal Building doesn't just affect us but also affects our residents, our community and our future generations. We aim to continue to conserve energy, use renewable sources and look for other ways that may help with our responsibility to the environment.



    E-Cycling Disposal Options
    Rules for Disposing of Electronic Devices Effective January 2013, electronic devices, such as laptops, computers, monitors and televisions can no longer be disposed of in your regular trash. Under the state Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010 (Act 108 of 2010), waste haulers will not be able to accept these items unless the township has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler.

    Although East Allen does not have curbside collections, our residents are encouraged to dispose of their electronics at local facilities. Please visit the following locations to recycle your electronics.

    DRC Technologies
    2005 Main Street
    Northampton, PA 18067
    Please follow the link for a list of accepted items and fees for drop off items. Flyers are also available at the Township Office. Should you have additional questions, please contact DRC Technologies directly.

    GER Solutions Recycling Center
    Lehigh County
    795 Roble Rd
    Allentown, PA 18109
    gersolutions.net
    610-443-1776

    GER Solutions Hours:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    *Third Saturday of every month from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ger Solutions is your Green Environment Recycling Solution and is an EPA permitted facility located in Allentown, PA. Please follow the link for a list of accepted items and fees for drop off items. Flyers are also available at the Township Office. Should you have additional questions, please contact Ger Solutions directly at 610-443-1776.


    Northampton County
    Please follow the link for a list of Northampton County electronics recycling collection events for 2018.


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