Thanksgiving Day is Thursday Nov 23rd and may impact your pickup schedule

Allentown Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Allentown trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Allentown is in Pennsylvania with Scranton to the north, Wilmington and Philadelphia to the south, Bethlehem to the east, and Reading to the southwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Allentown Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s trash collection map here.

A maximum of five (5) bags of trash (maximum 40 lb weight and 30-gallon size per bag) OR two (2) trash cans per collection night (maximum 70 lb weight and 32-gallon volume per can) can be collected per household every week.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Veterans Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Collection may move forward one day.

Allentown Trash Collection Map

Allentown Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule, click here. One bulk item per week.

Appliances – Call 610-437-8729 for curbside pick up by appointment, or take them to the Recycling Drop-Off Center. There is a $20 charge for FREON appliances that must be paid in advance.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture
  • Mattress and box spring set
  • Toilet
  • One room’s worth of carpeting
  • 40 pounds of construction material, bundled or contained in a trash bag or trash can. DO NOT place in boxes. Do not mix with your regular household trash.
    • lumber
    • drywall
    • sheetrock
    • tile
    • etc

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Hazardous waste
  • Electronics

Allentown Junk Removal Companies

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

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Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Allentown and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule.

For more information about the city’s recycling program, click here

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Allentown?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit this link.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s trash collection schedule.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Allentown Public Works Department?

Location
641 S. 10th Street
Allentown, PA 18103
610-437-8729

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Payments are accepted until 4:00 pm. Cash, check, or money order only.

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Allentown trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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