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    PPL Electric Utilities Transmission Work

    January 16, 2023
    The Township has been notified of upcoming routine vegetation maintenance work at Stephanie Drive and Van Buren Road. Please cick the following link for the PPL information on the vegetation mainteneance program. Questions can be sent to: or call 267-563-0500. PPL Transmission Line Vegetation Management Information

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    Resiliency Rountable Series

    January 16, 2023
    The Nurture Nature Center is excited to announce their Resiliency Roundtable series. The first event will be held at noon on January 25, and the second at noon on February 22, 2023. Click the following link for the information on the sessions. Nurture Nature Center presentations

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    Christmas Tree Recycling

    January 3, 2023
    Curbside Christmas tree collection takes place the first three weeks of January. Please remove tinsel, ornaments, and tree stands. Trees in plastic bags will not be collected.

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    Curbside Trash and Recycling Reminder

    December 14, 2022
    Reminder to all residents... Palmer Township Trash and Recycling Carts are to be placed curbside by 5:00 AM on your normal collection day. Thank you!

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    Final Leaf Collecton

    December 7, 2022
    The last pass through the Township for leaf collection will be this coming Monday, December 12, 2022. All leaves will need to be curbside by 7:00 AM December 12th to be collected. Thank you!

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    Protect Downstream Environments from Illicit Discharges to the Stormsewer System

    December 5, 2022
    Illicit discharges include dry weather flows from stormwater outfalls along stream banks or an unusual looking or odorous discharge from a stormwater outfall during wet weather.

    If an illicit discharge is found, do not investigate further; this material may be harmful to your health and safety. Immediately, notify the Palmer Township Public Services Department at 610-253-7191 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (weekdays); and, after hours, a message can be left at the Northampton County non-emergency phone number 610-759-2200.

    Some examples of illicit discharges are automotive fluids (antifreeze, used motor oil, brake fluid, fuel, etc.), concrete slurry, paint products and solvents. Visual examples of illicit discharges are shown below.

    For additional information, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website at

    Examples of Illicit Discharges

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    Stay Connected with Palmer Township Departments

    December 5, 2022
    DID YOU KNOW? Most of our Township departments have their own Facebook page to help keep you up to date. Check them out here:

    Planning & Zoning
    Public Works
    Permits & Codes
    Police Department
    Fire Department
    Parks & Recreation (Community Center)

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    Information for New Businesses

    December 1, 2022
    Are you thinking of starting a business in Palmer Township? Click the following link for the information you will need. Commercial Building/Zoning Permit and Inspection Procedure

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Welcome To Palmer Township

Palmer Township is a community of approximately 22,300 people located near Easton, on the eastern end of the greater Lehigh Valley. Palmer prides itself in being a planned community for the last 55 years, and as a result, we have a mixture of home types, industrial centers and shopping facilities that meet most of the needs of our residents.

Palmer Township is located on the eastern side of Pennsylvania near the Delaware River and close to New Jersey. We are approximately 60 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. In fact, many of our residents work in eastern New Jersey and New York (more).

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