Curbside  Single-Stream Recycling Collection

 

Recycling

Place the following items in your recycling cart (with the yellow lid) for weekly collection:

 

Plastics - rinsed #1 through #7, no polystyrene foam; lids should be attached to drink bottles

Glass - rinsed clear, brown and green bottles and jars; lids removed

Metals - rinsed aluminum, tin and steel cans, and household metals, pots and pans

Paper - office and school paper, newsprint, junk mail, paper bags, phone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, wrapping paper (no metallic or bows), etc.

Cardboard - shoe, gift, and cereal boxes, corrugated boxes, cut or flattened as needed

Food and beverage cartons - milk, cream, egg substitutes, orange juice, soup, broth, and wine cartons, and juice boxes

NO PLASTIC BAGS OR FOOD CONTAMINATED ITEMS SUCH AS PIZZA BOXES

 

Trash

 

• Place all waste materials in the all-green automated cart.

• Trash should be bagged before it is put in the cart. Bagging helps keep your cart clean and reduces windblown litter.

• Tires, hazardous waste, liquid paint, motor oil, and electronics are prohibited

 

Items that will not be collected as waste or recycling

 

Televisions and computer equipment, appliances that contain refrigerants, liquid waste, hazardous household wastes, medical waste, exposed needles, construction materials, dead animals, dirt, rock, building materials, tires, car parts.

 

How To Place The Carts At The Curb For Collection

 

• Carts must be within two feet of the curb edge by 6:00 AM on the morning of collection and must be removed from the street no later than 7:00 PM on collection day. Carts are not to be left on the street all week.

• Please place the cart at least 4 feet from any tree, utility pole, mailbox, fire hydrant, etc., and at least 5 feet away from any cars parked in the street. Carts must be placed at least 3 feet apart from each other.

• Do not lean anything against the container, as it cannot be lifted for dumping.

• Remember to place the arrows on the lid of the container toward the street and the handle toward the house.

• The automated truck arm has a reach of 6 feet. The arm requires 3' clearance around the cart for the lifting mechanism to work properly. Cars parked within 5 feet of the container will inhibit or even prevent collection.

 

MATERIALS PLACED OUTSIDE OF THE CARTS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.

 

Drop-off Recycling Center

 

Located at 3600 Hartley Avenue.  For more information click here.  Hours of Operation: M-W-F, 12-4, Sat. 10-3, Sun. 12-4.  Accepts all recyclables listed under "Curbside Single Stream Recycling" with no presorting required.  The following items are sorted in separate containers at this facility:

 

  • Cardboard - large boxes or amounts, no need to breakdown or flatten
  • Scrap metal - washers, dryers, hot water heaters, bicycles, microwaves, BBQ grills (gas and/or charcoal removed, lawnmowers (with oil and gas removed) and various other household metal items
  • Small bundles of yard waste, no larger than 1' high by 3' long and not exceeding 40 lbs. (maximum of three bundles per vehicle

 

One Day Holiday and Weather Emergency Delay Information For Trash And Recycling Collection

 

See the Holiday Schedule and Weather Emergency Page

 

It’s The Law:  No Electronics In The Trash!

 

As of January 24, 2013, it became illegal for any individual to dispose of electronic waste in any other way except to recycle it.  Under PA Act 108 of 2010, computers, laptops, peripherals, monitors, and televisions must be recycled.  Trash haulers will no longer be able to collect these items and will risk considerable fines if they do.

 

Click here for additional information on electronic recycling.

 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events

 

Contact Ken Zinis, Environment and Sustainability Services, Northampton County,  at: KZinis@northamptoncounty.org 610-559-3200, Ext 6. Click here for 2015 Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event information.

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