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    Yard Waste Center Closure

    August 31, 2021
    Due to the impending storm, the Berks Street Yard Waste Center will be closed on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.

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    Old Orchard Clean Up

    August 30, 2021
    In anticipation of the potential for heavy rains and possible flooding issues in our area from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, the Public Works Department will be working to collect leaves that are already in the streets in the Old Orchard area. Please do not place any additional leaves in the roadway until after this event passes. Thank you!

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    Road Closure

    June 23, 2021
    Van Buren Road will be closed between Route 248 (Nazareth Road) and Nightingale Road starting Tuesday, June 29, 2021. There will also be lane restrictions on Route 248 at Van Buren Road. Construction is expected to last approximately 90 days.

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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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    New Waste Hauling, Collection and Recycling Contract

    April 9, 2021
    Beginning May 1, 2021 the township enters a new waste collection, hauling and recycling contract. Residents weekly trash and recycling collection days will remain the same and Waste Management remains our current collection provider. Please click here to review information regarding the new contract.

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    Bike Path Crossing Safety Improvements

    September 14, 2020
    Township Public Works staff recently completed the installation of safety improvements at four bike path crossing locations in the Township.

    • At the Easton Area High School entrance on South 25th Street, new gates and signage were installed to stop bike path traffic approaching the intersection.

    • At the Easton Area High School entrance on William Penn Highway and across the street behind Rite-Aid, new gates and signage were installed to stop traffic approaching the street and directing pedestrians and cyclists to cross at the signalized intersection at 25th Street.

    • On South 25th Street by Aldi, new gates and signage were installed to stop traffic approaching the street and new pavement markings were installed to provide greater visibility of the crossing to approaching motorists.

    • On Stones Crossing Road, new gates and signage were installed to stop traffic approaching the street and new pavement markings were installed to provide greater visibility of the crossing to approaching motorists.

    The project was paid for through local Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding through the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study. TAP projects help build pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create safe routes to school, create trails projects that serve a transportation purpose, while promoting safety and mobility.

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    State of Pennsylvania Construction Business Guidelines

    May 1, 2020
    As per the Pennsylvania Governor's order, local officials have been tasked with ensuring that construction businesses are aware that guidance exists for construction activities beginning on May 1, 2020. Please click here to review information provided by the State of Pennsylvania.

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    Please Don't Flush Rags

    May 6, 2020
    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 21,600 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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