Recycling
News and Updates

We offer BOROUGH WIDE weekly recycling pick up of ALL recylable materials EVERY Thursday. This curbside pick up will include co-mingled glass and 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, coffe 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 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 are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with FreeCycle, a division of GERSolutions, to offer a more economically friendly Electronics Recycling option. Visit their website at click here for a listing of items accepted. With FreeCycle, you have the option of dropping off your electronic material at their location 795 Roble Road, Allentown, PA 18109. Hours of Drop Off are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM and the 3rd Saturday of each month 9 AM – 11 AM. If you would rather have these recyclable items picked up, contact the Borough Office to arrange collection for a minimal fee for most items. Electronics Recycling is collected the third Wednesday of each month.

Recycling

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

Santee's Service, Inc.

610-261-0777 - 102 S. Second Street
Motor Oil, no charge or limit; anit-freeze, $1 per gallon, no limit; batteries, $1.00 each, no limit. Must take to site.

Marth's Container & Disposal Services

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

Middle Smithfield Materials, Inc.

Offers a variety of landscaping products for use in your garden including Compost, Mulch, Stone and Topsoil. For pricing or additional information, please contact Middle Smithfield Materials, Inc at 610-799-4177 or visit the County Solid Waste Management Website click here.

Hours of Operation:
Regular Hours: M-F 7 AM - 4:30 PM Sat 8 AM-1 PM
Winter Hours: M-F 8 AM - 3 PM Closed Saturday

ALL visitors MUST report to the office before proceeding to the dump/loading area.

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.