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2018 Electronic Recycling
Sept 22, Oct. 6
Event Dates - Click Here
2018 Mobile Paper Shredding
Events - Click Here for Information
Curbside Bulk Item Collection
Week of September 17
White Goods Collection
Week of October 1
Yard Waste Collection
Week of November 5
Update for Old Orchard Residents
The threat from Hurricane Florence and the uncertainty to the storms exact path, or how it may or may not affect our area, has yet to be determined. Public Works will try to get out in front of any potential heavy rains by collecting leaves in the Old Orchard area starting tomorrow (9/11/2018), weather permitting, to help reduce the impact that the leaves already piled in the streets would have in blocking storm sewer inlets. Residents should refrain from placing any additional leaves in the street once crews have gone by until the threat from Hurricane Florence, or any tropical remnants of her has passed.
Don’t Blow Grass Clippings Into the Street
With the rains that occurred over the past two months, many of us have had to mow our lawns more often. These heavy rains can also contribute to grass clippings ending up in storm water runoff. Grass clippings that are blown into the street eventually enter the street storm drain.
When lawn clippings, fertilizers, soil, leaves, or animal wastes, are picked up by storm water runoff, they are carried directly to our local streams and lakes. All of these materials including grass clippings contain phosphorus. According to the U.S. EPA, phosphorus is one of the most troublesome pollutants in storm water runoff and it is considered the primary cause of water quality problems in our lakes, ponds and streams. Palmer Township has an MS4 Permit with the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which regulates storm water and pollution which may enter the streams from the storm system, including grass clippings.
When mowing your yard, make certain that you do not blow grass clippings into the street. When mowing, make the first few passes with the lawnmower blowing the grass clippings into the lawn not the street. If there are grass clippings on the street or sidewalk, use a broom or leaf blower to blow them back into the lawn. Do not use a hose to wash them into the street or storm drains. Keeping your leaves and lawn clippings out of the streets and gutters will have significant benefits for your local lake or stream. You can reduce the amount of phosphorus entering a lake or stream and keep one of our most precious renewable resources clean for the next generation.
Palmer Community Weekend
Palmer Township Community Weekend has come and gone for another year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors who make this event possible each year:
Help Shape the Future
Should that patch of farmland or open space in your town be developed for homes, manufacturing ecommerce facilities or just left alone? Should municipal planners spend money on highways or more trails, and how soon should we prepare for driverless cars?
The future of the Lehigh Valley is being shaped right now, and this is your chance to weigh in. The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is distributing a 24-question survey to get public input that can help the LVPC as it writes a new Regional Comprehensive Plan that is designed to guide how the Lehigh Valley should grow in the coming decades.
Those who take the survey are eligible to win a $50 gift card. The survey will remain open through the end of March. Click here to take the survey!
Help Lessen the Impact of the Next Disaster
There's no predicting when the Lehigh Valley will see the kind of damaging floods it saw in 2006, or the punishing winds that Superstorm Sandy brought in 2012, but being prepared requires planning now - and your help is needed. The first public meeting to help update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. February 20, at Pinebrook Family Answers, 402 N. Fulton Street, Allentown. Click here for details.
Palmer Environmental Steering Committee Looking for New Members
Palmer’s Environmental Steering Committee (ESC) currently has openings for new members. This long-standing and very successful group has been involved in recycling, Earth Day Litter Clean
-ups, household hazardous waste and electronics collection events, along with numerous other projects. Monthly meetings are held at the Palmer Library, 6:30 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of every month except November and December. If you’d like more information, feel free to stop by one of these meetings or contact Cindy Oatis, Recycling Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Township Metering Study
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, March 13, 2017, Flow Assessment Services will begin a metering study for Palmer Township. This metering study will last approximately one year and Flow Assessment Service employees will be seen throughout Palmer Township during this time. Flow Assessment Service employees may need access to manholes within Palmer Township right-of -ways and easements. If they must access a manhole at the rear yard of property owners, they will be accompanied by Palmer Township employees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Municipal Building at 610-253-7191.
Palmer Township Partners with Nixle to Bring Alerts to its Residents
Palmer Township residents can now receive real time public safety messages and community announcements through Nixle. There are several ways to register to receive alerts:
Click here to read the complete press release on the new Community Notification System.
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