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Trash
Recycling
Yard Waste
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What to do with...?
Reusable Items
Apartment Complexes
At the Yard Waste Sites
At the Drop Off Center
At Work
At School
 
The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle operates a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
 
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Aluminum (cans, foil, pie plates)
Green recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Antifreeze
Call the Hotline
Appliances & Large Metal Items (refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters, exercise bikes)
Call the Hotline for curbside pick up (Take refrigerator door off.)

Batteries
Vehicle: Anyone who sells car batteries takes them for a small fee,
call the Hotline for list

Household: (Alkaline) Throw in your regular trash.
Rechargeable, Button, Lithium: Call our office (610-437-8729)

Bicycles
Community Bike Works 610-434-1140
Books
Hard-Covered: Recycling Drop Off Center
Soft-Covered: Recycling Drop Off Center
Bricks
Call the Hotline
Cast iron
Call the Hotline for pickup with appliances
Catalogs
Blue recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Chemicals, solvents, etc.
Call the Hotline
Clothing, hats, shoes, drapes, etc.
Recycling Drop Off Center (clean and in bags)
Computer parts
Call the Hotline for current information
Concrete & concrete blocks
Call the Hotline
Construction material
Unusable: One container or bundle, weighing no more than 50 lbs. collected with trash. Lumber must be cut into 4 ft. lengths and bundled. Larger quantities call "rubbish" haulers
Dead animal in street
Call the Hotline
Fire extinguishers
Bring to Recycling Office
Fluorescent lights
Less than five OK in trash (wrapped), more than five, they can be taken to AERC 2591 Mitchell Ave. Allentown Pa(610-797-7608)
Furnace
Gas:
Liberty Recycling, 610-433-0129. Bricks and insulation must be removed
Oil: Contact oil furnace distributor
Furniture
Usable items: Call thrift shops, consignment shops or used furniture stores in yellow pages
Glass bottles and jars (clear, green, brown)
Green recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Glass (windows, mirrors, broken)
Trash (large quantities Greenstar, Inc. 610-262-6988)
Glossy inserts (newspapers)
Blue recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Greeting cards
Blue recycling bin, Recycling Drop off Center or
Send to:
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005-1618
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (paints, chemicals, toxics, etc.)
Call the Hotline
Junk mail
Blue recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Logs
Over 5 in. diameter: Yard waste sites
Under 5 in. diameter: Curbside, tie in 4 foot bundle or yard waste sites
Magazines
Blue recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Mercury Thermometer
AERC 2591 Mitchell Ave. Allentown Pa(610-797-7608)
Metal items (more than 80% metal)
Curbside pickup (Large items, Call the Hotline) or take to Recycling Drop Off Center
Motor oil
Call the Hotline
Paint - liquid latex -
Make sure the paint can is 1/2 full or less: Remove and discard the paint can lid. (if the can is more than 1/2 full, pour excess into another container, like a milk jug or coffee can). Add clay-based kitty litter or absorbent material so that the can is about 3/4 full. Stir paint/kitty litter mixture. If liquid paint remains, add more kitty litter. Allow paint/kitty litter mixture to air dry until hard. (should take approximately 1-2 days). Dispose of can in the garbage without the lid.

Oil based paint: Call the Hotline
Plastic bottles (#1 through #7)
Green recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center. All others plastics are trash
Plastic grocery bags
Grocery stores recycle clean dry bags
Plywood
Trash: Bundled (see construction material)
Propane tanks
Trexler Haines Gas, Inc. 6635 Tilghman St., 610-489-6183 (fee charged)
Railroad ties
Cut into four foot lengths. Tie into a bundle no heavier than 50 lbs. One bundle per trash pickup
Roofing tiles
One bundle or container per pickup - no heavier than 50 lbs.
For large quantities call hauler listed under rubbish.
Shopping carts
Call directly to the store or call 1-800-244-CART (2278) Call the Hotline for pickup of broken carts.
Styrofoam peanuts/packing material
Mail Room - 420 Emaus Ave., 610-797-3221
Mail Boxes, Etc. - 3440 Lehigh St., 610-966-4255
Mailbox - Village West Shopping Center, 610-433-2992
Styrofoam
Trash
Telephone books
Blue recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Televisions
AERC, 2591 Mitchell Ave., Allentown, Pa. 18103, 610-797-7608, www.aercrecycling.com or FreeCycle, 795 Roble Rd, Allentown, PA 18109, (east Allentown, near the Lehigh Valley Airport) 484-866-0927, www.FreeCycleLLC.com
Tires
Tire dealers (fee charged)
Water softener plastic bags
Trash
Window pane
Clean non-laminated window glass (no paint, wood, putty or other materials), Greenstar, Inc. Northampton, 610-262-6988 or wrap completely and put out for trash
Wrapping paper
Non-metallic: Blue recycling bin or Recycling Drop Off Center
Metallic: Trash

 



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