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    Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    August 16, 2022
    Northampton County has announced a 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event for October 1, 2022. Location is Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and opens 30 days prior to the event date. Registration takes place at:

    Please review the following Northampton County flyer with details.

    Household Hazardous Waste Flyer

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    Road Closure

    August 4, 2022
    Please be aware that an additional sinkhole has opened up at the Hollo Road Box Culvert at the Schoeneck Creek crossing in Palmer Township. The sinkhole is located between Prologis Parkway and Van Buren Road.

    Effective today, Hollo Road on the Palmer side of the Schoeneck Creek will be closed just west of the Carbel warehouse driveway. On the Lower Nazareth side of the Schoeneck Creek traffic will be restricted east of Prologis Parkway. Only traffic to the Lulu's warehouse will be allowed through.

    At this point, until the sinkhole is opened up and investigated, we do not know how long the road closure will remain in effect.

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    Community Weekend Schedule

    July 22, 2022
    Palmer Township Community Weekend is the social event of the year in Palmer Township, where friends and family young and old come together for fun-filled days and nights of food, rides, music and much more!

    Our 2022 event kicks off at dusk on Wednesday, August 17 with Movies in the Park, followed by four family-friendly days and nights (Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21) filled with fun, food, rides, games, daily live music and, most importantly, time spent with family, friends and neighbors!

    Community Weekend Flyer Page 1
    Community Weekend Flyer Page 2

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    E-Recycling Event

    July 21, 2022
    Palmer Township and the Palmer Township Environmental Steering Committee will be holding an E-Recycling Event for township residents on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am to 1 pm at Easton Area High School, 2601 William Penn Highway.

    E-Recycling Event Flyer

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    Road Closure

    July 21, 2022
    UPDATE - Due to circumstances outside the contractor's control, the detour on Main Street west of Van Buren Road WILL NOT begin July 25 as originally planned. Work is now proposed to begin in early September.

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    Trash/Recycling Pickup Times

    July 14, 2022
    With an extended period of extremely hot weather anticipated into next week, our trash and recycling collector Waste Management may be altering pickup times in order to minimize the risk of dangerous overheating to their employees and trucks.

    Please ensure that your carts are placed curbside by 5 am on your collection day.

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    Protect Downstream Environments from Illicit Discharges to the Stormsewer System

    July 12, 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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    Draft Zoning Ordinance Information

    July 11, 2022
    The proposed draft of the new Zoning Ordinance is now available for public review at

    A Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 4 - 7:30 pm where residents, business owners, and other interested parties can drop in to learn more about the new ordinance, ask questions, and provide input.

    The meeting will be held in the Municipal Meeting Room located on the lower level of the Municipal Building at 3 Weller Place. (Enter from the parking lot behind the Police Station.)

    Public comments are welcome and can be submitted online at

    Zoning Map Overlay Map

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    Planning Commission Meeting Canceled

    July 11, 2022
    The July 12, 2022, Planning Commission meeting is canceled.

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    July Shade Tree Commission Meeting Canceled

    July 11, 2022
    The July 25, 2022, Shade Tree Commission meeting is canceled.

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    Movies in the Park and Community Weekend

    July 11, 2022
    Mark your calendars. Movies in the Park, Wednesday, August 17 at dusk. Featured Movie: Sing 2. Palmer Community Weekend will take place Thursday, August 18 through 21.

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    Northampton County Shred Events

    May 3, 2022
    Northampton County will be holding two residential shred events in 2022. Please click here for Northampton County Shred Event information.

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    Stay Connected with Palmer Township Departments

    February 21, 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

    February 8, 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 & Inspection Procedure

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    Congratulations Planning Commission Chairman Bob Blanchfield

    February 1, 2022
    Palmer Township Planning Commission Chairman, Bob Blanchfield, is a recent graduate of the 2022 Lehigh Valley Planning Commission's Lehigh Valley Government Academy. Bob completed required courses in zoning and land use. The Township admires your dedication and service as a township volunteer and all your dedicated time spent serving on the Township Planning Commission. Congratulations to our newest Certified Citizen Planner.

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    Palmer Welcomes New Township Supervisors

    January 17, 2022
    At the Palmer Township Reorganization/General Business Meeting on Monday, January 3, 2022, the two recently elected Palmer Township Supervisors were sworn into office. Both Joseph Armato and Michael Brett will serve six-year terms. The Township staff looks forward to working with our new Board in continuing to make Palmer a great place to live, work and play. Welcome Joseph and Michael! Click the following link to meet the Board of Supervisors: Palmer Township Board of Supervisors

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    Public Utility Billing Process

    August 30, 2021
    Palmer Township has transitioned to a quarterly utility billing system which began on May 14, 2021. All customers who were traditionally billed on a monthly basis will be included in this cycle and will also be billed quarterly. Please note that the Palmer Township trash rate has changed to $80 per quarter as of January 1, 2021. Questions regarding this change can be directed to our customer service department at 610-819-6011.

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    Please Don't Flush Rags

    May 6, 2022
    When it comes to "rags" and the sewer system, they don't mix! They are small, but mightly and can cause very costly damage to wastewater equipment. The consequences of the damages and repairs will be reflected in your sewer rates. In the wastewater industry the term "rags" is used to describe wipes, towels, shop rags, industrial rags, cleaning wipes, etc.; basically, materials tougher than toilet paper, that are not able to break down in the sewer system. Please make sure you are only using toilet paper when you are flushing!

    For additional information visit Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority

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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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