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Corrugated cardboard (brown)
Gray cardboard (paperboard)
Newspapers
Mixed Color Paper & Magazines
Hard & Soft Cover Books
Phone Books
Cans
Aluminum Foil & Pie Plates
Glass Bottles
Plastic Bottles (#1 - #7)
Metal Items
Clothing, drapes, etc.
   

FREE - Open to everyone 24/7! Convenient location!
The Allentown Recycling Drop Off Center is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Allentown next to the 15th Street Bridge (below the YMCA). You do not have to be an Allentown resident or business to use the Center. The Drop Off Center is open to businesses and residents everywhere, 24/7/365! Paper accepted for Shredding Monday-Friday 8 am-4pm, Saturday 8am- 12noon

Proceeds benefit victims of juvenile crime.
The Center is jointly run by the City of Allentown, Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste and the Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Department. Over $325,000 has been paid to victims from Drop Off Center proceeds.

Thank you! We are recycling over 2,400 tons annually!

Tours and paper shredding by appointment.
Call the Hotline.

Comments and Suggestions

Contaminants cost!
No wood, construction material or trash.


Please, bring only these recyclable materials to the Center:

 

 

 

 

 

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
(brown)
NO
Boxes, etc
Brown Paper Bags
 
Food contaminated
Waxed boxes

Styrofoam, metal, plastic
PAPERBOARD
(gray cardboard)
NO
Boxes: tissue, food, shoe, gift
Beverage carriers, egg cartons

Toilet tissue and paper towel rolls
 
Bags, liners
Foil, plastic, paper
Food
NEWSPAPERS NO
Circulars from newspapers

Other paper

 

MIXED COLOR PAPER & MAGAZINES NO
Mail, circulars
Shredded paper
Office or school papers
File folders, envelopes
Magazines, catalogs
Wrapping paper (non-metallic)
 
Cups, tissues, napkins
Brown or plastic bags
Loose leaf binders
BOOKS & PHONE BOOKS NO
Hard and soft cover books  
CANS, ALUMINUM FOIL & PIE PLATES NO
Soda and beer (aluminum)
Food (tin/steel)
Metal lids
Aluminum foil & pie plates
 
Aerosol cans
GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS ONLY
(sorted by color - clear, brown & green)
NO
Food and drink containers only
 
Drinking glasses, mugs, dishes
Pyrex®, ceramics, light bulbs
    windows, mirrors, blue glass

PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS NO

Soda
Milk and water
Liquid laundry
Margarine tubs, yogurt cups
Only containers & bottles with
    # 1 - # 7 recycling symbol on bottom

 

Motor oil bottles
Plastic bags, styrofoam

All other plastic items are trash!
 

CARTONS NO

Milk and juice cartons
Broth/soup cartons
Juice boxes & similar cartons

 

Straws
Plastic screw caps

 

METAL ITEMS NO
Bikes, fencing, tools
Gutters, sidings, rebar
Lawn mowers (no gas in tank)
Metal furniture, shelving
Aluminum siding, plumbing
Pipes, faucets, valves, tubs, basins
Pots and pans, small appliances
Any small metal parts or items
Sheet metal and structural pieces
 
Hazardous materials
Refrigerators
Air conditioners
Batteries
Paint cans
Fire extinguishers
Oil or gas cans
Television sets, electronics, computers, etc.
Propane or freon tanks
CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, DRAPES
(Clean and dry in plastic bags)
NO
Clothing , hats, belts
Drapes, towels, sheets
Paired socks and shoes
Soiled or wet items
Rugs
Foam-backed drapes

Thanks for Recycling at the Allentown Drop Off Center!



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