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4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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Please be advised Stonebridge Road is closed to through traffic from Valley Road and Covered Bridge Road due to severe damages caused by ice jam and flooding conditions. This area should be avoided by pedestrians as well until waters recede and damages are addressed.


Municipal Waste & Recycling invoices will be mailed to property owners on or about Tuesday, January 23, 2018 this year. A few things have changed this year including, a reduction in the fee and an additional amount of time to pay the invoice.

Also, the invoice mailing will include a corrected calendar for recycling/trash pickup days. Please disregard the calendar mailing you may have received during the week of December 25th, 2017 which was generated & mailed by Advanced Disposal in error.

Please note the fee and schedule for payment in 2018 will be changed as follows:

2018 Allen Township Municipal Waste and Recycling Bill Fee Schedule and Due Dates

If Paid On or Before February 28, 2018 $270.00

If Paid Between March 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018 $280.00

If Paid After April 2, 2018 $300.00

** $10 senior citizen discount available if paid by February 28, 2018

Payments may be paid in person (at the bank)or mailed directly to the First Northern Bank and Trust branch located at 102 Commerce Drive, Northampton, PA. In addition, as an added feature this year, secure payments may be submitted on-line utilizing the Official Payments payment portal. If you have any questions regarding your invoice, please contact the Township office. In addition, for questions regarding service related issues, please contact Advanced Disposal at 610-440-3700.

Click here for a the 2018 Allen Township Trash & Recycling Pickup Calendar.
Decorating homes and businesses is a long standing tradition during the holiday season. Unfortunetly it’s these decorations that increase the chance of fire. Follow a few simple Christmas tree & holiday decoration fire safety tips to ensure Happy Holidays.

Additionally, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)video found at this link demonstrates what can happen to a Christmas tree that is not properly maintained in a 25-second window of time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-yBGoDjhOI.


CHRISTMAS TREES can remain relatively fire safe if you follow these simple steps:

• When selecting your live Christmas tree, choose a fresh one with green needles.

•Recut the trunk at least two inch above the old cut as soon as you get it home. This allows it to continue to pull moisture into its foliage.

•Keep the trunk in water immediately after it is recut. Moisture is the key to keeping the tree fresh and thereby enhancing its fire resistance. If the tree will be kept outside for a few days, stand it in a bucket of water until you are ready to bring it indoors.

•Check the water levels daily... Never let the water level go below the bottom of the trunk. Commercial floral preservatives can also be added to the water to help keep the tree fresh.

•Locate any tree at least 3 feet away from sources of heat. Avoid placing any tree, live or artificial, near a heater outlet, wood stove or fireplace. Put it in the coolest location possible.

•Never leave a lighted tree unattended.

•Remove the tree immediately after the holidays. Even a properly cared for live tree will eventually die. Take it to a recycle center or leave for your refuse collector.





Introducting...Training to help you know what you are talking about when you say you "care about the environment". Interested in becoming more informed and active in the community to help improve the health of our streams, rivers and other natural resources. PennState Extension will again offer the Master Watershed Steward Volunteer training program in early 2018. The program provides extensive training in watershed management to volunteers who, in return, educate the community about watershed stewardship based on university research and recommendations.

The Penn State Master Watershed Steward program was established to strengthen local capacity for management and protection of watersheds, streams, and rivers, by educating and empowering volunteers across the Commonwealth.

The program provides interested individuals with extensive training in watershed management education and volunteer opportunities. In return for the training, participants dedicate volunteer time to educate the community about watershed stewardship based on university research and recommendations. And it is working with several projects being completed in Allen Township along the Hokendauqua Creek and the Lehigh River!!

Click here for the 2018 PennState Extension Master Watershed Steward Informational Brochure.

Here's a simple checklist as the winter season begins:

* If you have a portable basketball net, now is the time to start making arrangements to move it away from the street so it does not interfere with snow plows. This is just one minor thing residents can do to make the Township's job a little easier in performing winter maintenance.

* Make sure your house address number is positioned high enough to be viewed from the street. Also make sure the address sign is kept visible if there is a snow accumulation.

* Keeping sidewalks safe is an important winter concern. Please clear snow, sleet and ice from sidewalks in front of your property no more than 24 hours after a storm.

* Please do not shovel, blow or plow the snow from your driveway and/or sidewalks into the street.

* Snow Emergencies are announced on WFMZ and this website. Also: Click here for a full guide to preparing for winter emergencies.



Construction and paving operations are planned to for the completion of Phase 3 of the Willowbrook Road segment located in Hanover Township Lehigh County, from the Township line to Race Street. This work will further entail paving at the intersection of Willowbrook and West Bullshead - which will result in periodic traffic delays.

Please check back for updates.

Be advised to expect delays due to changing traffic patterns, temporary one-lane conditions and lane shifts. Watch for flaggers during this activity and obey all posted signage restrictions.

Please watch for the installation of temporary signs to warn of the proposed work and plan accordingly.

Motorists are urged to watch for advance warning signs and flaggers. Be prepared to stop when construction traffic and crews are entering and exiting construction zones.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas and use alternate routes if possible.


Please be advised that the Township has been contacted by USDA regarding the confirmation of the Spotted Lanternfly and added to the area of quarantine effective September 21st, 2017 due to the confirmed present of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. The quarantine is an important legal designation. The quarantine order directs residents and municipal authorities to follow guidelines to prevent the movement of Spotted Lanternflies at any stage of development. This includes inspecting all wood and vegetation that might leave a quarantined municipality, in addition to inspecting vehicles, trailers, and other mobile equipment prior to moving it out of a quarantined area.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive that is new to the United States. Spotted Lanternflies are native to Southeast Asia, but they have been introduced to other areas of Asia as well - including Korea, where Spotted Lanterflies are a major pest to agriculture. Spotted Lanternflies are reproducing quickly in areas of southeastern Pennsylania and have become a major threat to Pennsylvania's agriculture and forestry industries.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture general quarantine imposes limitations for moving the following items from the quarantine area: * Any living life stage of the Spotted Lanternfly * Brush, debris, bark or yard waste * Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste * Logs, stumps or any tree parts * Firewood of any species * Packing materials like wood crates * All plants and plant parts * Outdoor household articles like RV's, lawnmowers, chairs, grills, tarps, tile, stone,lumber and trucks or other vehicles not stored indoors.

However, you can still move these items and similar items if you complete the Certification Checklist found at the link below. Plant nursery, mulch producers or other similar commercial enterprise should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regarding the necessary compliance agreement.

Current Quarantine Map.

Residents Spotted Lanternfly Certification Checklist.

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine.



Please find below the current Winter Hours for the FRCA Central Processing Site located on Weaversville Road. Winter hours became effective on November 15th and will be in effect until March 20, 2018 (weather permitting)

Closed - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Tuesday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Hours are further subject to change due to Weather and Natural Disasters


Allen Township requests all residents using the yard waste drop off/pickup area at the Municipal Building (or FRCA Processing Site) be sure to secure all incoming/outgoing loads of material. Please take this matter seriously at tie down all material in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code!

Allen Township receives police services via the Pennsylvania State Police. Our area is served by Troop M located at the Bethlehem Station located in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Townships officials are in contact with the State Police on a regular basis and work closely to ensure our community is kept safe. In case of an emergency always dial 911. To contact the Troop M Bethlehem Station for questions or non-emergency concerns dial 610-861-2026.

The attached brochure, entitled Accessing Your State Police provides guidance regarding appropriate information to have available when and if there is a need for a resident to contact State Police. Please keep this information as well as the emergency and non-emergency information listed available at all times.

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