Recycling
News and Updates

We offer BOROUGH WIDE weekly recycling pick up of ALL recyclable materials EVERY Thursday. This curbside pick up will include co-mingled glass, plastics, paper, and cardboard. Residents should be aware that the following co-mingled recyclables are accepted: aluminum cans (beer & soda), plastic bottles, jars, tubs, and buckets #1 through #7 (this includes soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine, pet food, etc.),clear, brown, green glass bottles/jars (food and drink only), metal food cans (tin/steel), metal lids, metal pots and metal pans. Please empty containers prior to placing them out for pick up. Recyclables should be put in an old garbage can or other sturdy container. DO NOT place in bags! Plastic grocery store bags can be returned to the store for recycling.

We CANNOT accept ceramic cups or dishes, coffee mugs, Pyrex, glasses, light bulbs or windows. Newspaper includes all sections of the newspaper (including ads), magazines, telephone books, mail (including junk mail) and regular paper.

If you miss a collection or two and really need to empty your bins, Whitehall Township does allow Coplay residents to bring their items to their recycling center at 2600 Eberhart Road.

Yard Waste, Grass, & Leaf Collection

This service is another way to keep solid waste tonnage down. Leaves and yard waste can be quite heavy. By offering this separate pickup we are able to keep it out of our landfills thus keeping fees down. Yard Waste/Grass is picked up on Friday (April through October) and should also be placed in an open container no heavier than 50 lbs (weight deemed safe for one individual to lift). Containers exceeding this limit will NOT be collected. Leaves are picked up on Fridays (October and November). Check the newsletter calendar for collection dates!

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Whether it is in an effort to save energy or reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, many people have made the switch to CFL bulbs. Qualified CFL bulbs use up to 75% LESS energy then incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 times longer! While this is an effective, accessible change anyone can make, you should know that CFL bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury, sealed within the glass tubing; because of this, they should be recycled. Please bring CFL bulbs to the borough office for proper disposal, there is NO additional fee for this service.

Tire Drop-Off

Once a year, in the spring, a trailer is furnished by La Farge for our annual Borough wide tire drop off. While there is a limit of 6 tires per household; this is a free service for all residents. Tires from automobiles, pick-up trucks, and vans, but no large trucks, ATV’s, motorcycles, or bicycles. The borough has an ordinance in place which forbids the collection of tires on any property; this is because of the threat of West Nile Virus. If you have accumulating tires on your property and miss this years drop off contact one of our local car repair shops; there is a minimal fee for each tire. Once a date is determined, it will be posted here, check back often.

Electronics Recycling

We also offer monthly ELECTRONICS RECYCLING. Anyone wishing to have items removed will need to contact the Borough Office prior to the collection date to coordinate pick up of old electronic items including: answering machine, cell phone, copier, CPU, DVD player, fax machine, keyboard, laptop, microwave, modem, monitor, pager, printer, radio/stereo, telephone, vcr at $1 each. Batteries (household, $1 per drop off) and Fluorescent Lamps (tube lights) at $0.25/ each are also accepted at the Borough Office.

As an alternative, Best Buy will properly and safely recycle many electronic items including: TV's, DVDs, computer monitors, cell phones and more. You are able to bring 2 items per day, per household. There is a $10 charge for TV’s 32” and under, CRT's, Monitors, and Laptops; most other items are free to dispose of. You will receive a $10 Best Buy Gift Card to offset that cost. For Console TV's or TV's and Monitors over 32" use the borough's haul-away program. For additional information, visit Best Buy Electronics Recycling

Recycling

Sites, materials accepted, and phone numbers for your convenience.

Marth's Container & Disposal Services

610-262-9021 Attn: Roger
Collection of appliances with freon (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners). Fee charged.

Whitehall Township Recycling Center

610-266-9036 - 2600 Eberhart Road
Will accept anything the borough collects.
Open Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.