Refuse & Recycling Can Requirements
As of December 31, 2020, every property in the Borough must have containers/garbage cans for all recycling and garbage. Loose bags on the curb will no longer be allowed as of January 1, 2021.
Residents must use a container for recyclables. Do not put your recyclables in a bag! If you need a recycling sticker for your recycling bin, they are available at Town Hall or by calling 610-965-9292.
Single Stream Recycling
The Borough adopted an expanded list of recyclables that will no longer need to be separated. The following list includes many types of items that were not previously recycled.
Here is a list of recyclable items:
- Aluminum food and beverage containers
- Glass food and beverage containers - brown, clear, or green
- Ferrous (Iron) cans
- PET plastic containers with the number 1 - with screw tops only, without caps
- HDPE natural plastic containers with the number 2 - narrow neck containers only (milk and water bottles)
- HDPE pigmented plastic containers with the number 2 - narrow neck containers only, without caps (detergent, shampoo bottles, etc.)
- Plastics with numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 - narrow and screw-top containers
- Corrugated cardboard
- Cereal boxes
- Telephone books
- Printer paper
- Copier paper
- All other office paper without wax liners
Please do not recycle the following:
- Propane bottles
- Rubber hoses
- Fluorescent lightbulbs
- Plastic flower pots
- Plastic kids’ toys
- Yard debris
- Hazardous waste
- Medical waste
- Food Waste
- Toner cartridges
- Food containers
- All Styrofoam products
In addition, you will no longer need to use Borough-issued recycling containers. You can simply use a regular garbage can and place all recyclable items into the same can. You must use a marker or other labeling method to identify the container as holding recyclables. All of the recyclables are commingled so that you do not need to separate the items.
Household Hazardous Waste
Lehigh County no longer offers Household Hazardous Waste collection events. You can, however, contact them at 610-782-3000 for information on alternative safe disposal methods. They will also provide you with contact information for commercial entities that specialize in the safe disposal of these items for a fee.