As a service to its residents and property owners, Allen Township contracts with a garbage hauler to provide regular weekly curbside garbage collection and bi-weekly recycling collection (under the current contract). The current contractor for the Township is J.P. Mascaro and Sons (effective June 2022). The contract with J.P. Mascaro and Sons begins with their first curbside collection on Friday June 3rd, 2022 (this includes a one-day adjustment due to the Memorial Day holiday).
Pursuant to the J.P. Mascaro contract (3-year contract commencing June 2022), weekly curbside garbage collection will be unlimited. Please place your trash at the curb by 6 PM each Wednesday for collection on Thursday, with the exceptions of holidays listed on the collection calendar. Please reference the calendar below with regard to noted holidays, when collection will occur on Friday. The Township does not provide trash cans. If desired, garbage cans can be purchased at a hardware store at the resident’s expense.
Residents will continue to utilize the red recycling containers, which are available at the Township building. Recycling collection will continue on the existing bi-weekly schedule. While recycling amounts remain unlimited, the most important goal is to avoid contamination of valuable, clean recyclable materials in your recycling bins by not mixing these materials with un-recyclable junk – which include plastic bags, plastic wrap, straws and bottle caps. Please refer to the JP Mascaro & Sons (Allen Township) webpage for further information regarding the curbside collection of your recyclables at JP Mascaro & Sons Allen Township Collection Guidelines. Collection of recycling for the Township will be divided into two (2) collection zones – the North Zone (residences North of Route 329 and ON Route 329) and the South Zone (residences South of Route 329). If you are unsure of which recycling zone you are in, please refer to the Collection Zones Map. This map does not visually represent all streets as some may be hidden by the labels. Residents may also contact the Township Municipal Office to determine their collection zone.
Each residence may put one (1) bulk item at the curb with their weekly garbage collection. Bulk items include those items too large to fit into a normal garbage can and are further defined as items having the approximate size and weight of a standard size sofa that can be carried by two (2) men. Examples include furniture, porcelain sinks/toilets, mattresses, rolled up and tied rugs no larger than 3’x6’. Due to a growing problem with bed bugs, all mattresses and box springs must be wrapped with plastic before placement at the curb for collection. Unacceptable materials that will NOT be collected include construction materials, hazardous waste, electronics, tires, yard waste, and grass clippings.
Appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers (with doors and Freon removed), washers, dryers, hot water heaters, dehumidifiers, bicycles, and lawnmowers (with oil and gas removed), BBQ grills (with gas and/or charcoal removed), and various other household metal items will be accepted twice (Spring and Fall) on the dates listed below. Electronics are not included in the White/Metal Goods curbside collection dates. The Allen Township Electronic Recycling Event (for Township residents only) has been scheduled for August 12, 2023 from 9AM to 12 NOON at the Allen Township Fire Company Building.
Yard waste is no longer allowed in landfills in the State of Pennsylvania. Unlimited amounts of yard waste (such as leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, and garden clippings) may be brought to the Allen Township Municipal Drop Off (located at 4714 Indian Trail Road Northampton, PA 18067) during the hours listed below. Proof of residency will be required for yard waste drop off.
Allen Township Yard Waste Drop Off Hours
Allen Township residents may place their live/real Christmas trees curbside for collection by the Public Works Department. THIS COLLECTION WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2023. Please place your undecorated Christmas tree curbside on the evening prior of the collection. Public Works will continue to drive around the municipality throughout January to collect trees on Thursdays with your regular garbage collection. Thursday, January 5, 2023 is the first/main collection of Christmas trees. Residents who wish to dispose of their tree in this manner must remove all ornaments, tinsel, decorations, and lights from the tree before placing it curbside. If you need to speak to the Public Works Department directly they can be reached at 610-262-7012 ext. 105.
The Township Municipal Garage (located at 4714 Indian Trail Road Northampton, PA 18067) accepts used motor oil during our normal business hours. Please supply proof of residency to the Administrative Staff prior to proceeding to leave your used oil containers. This drop off site is for used motor oil ONLY.
Beginning January 24th, 2013, a disposal ban on covered devices went into effect in Pennsylvania. From this point forward, no person may dispose of a covered device, or any of its components, with their municipal solid waste. These items are required to either be transferred to certified electronics recycling facilities (if the item is intact) or treated as hazardous waste (if the item has been physically broken and the original components are not intact).
Covered devices include: desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and televisions. The Township and Northampton County periodically schedules drop off events for acceptance of Electronic Items for recycling.
www.earth911.com will help you locate a recycling center near you for items not taken curbside by the trash and recycling hauler.
www.aerc.com- AERC Recycling Solutions in Allentown PA 610-797-7608 will also take various items. Please contact them for pricing. There will be a cost to you for disposal.