As most of you are aware, Heidelberg Township has removed the recycling bins, and no longer accepts most recyclables. Information on where to take your recycling is below. Heidelberg Township has a solid waste ordinance that makes recycling mandatory for residents.
Do you have garbage pick-up? Contact your garbage hauler for information on their recycling pick-up schedule. The ordinance makes it mandatory for garbage haulers working in the township to also pick up recycling a minimum of every two weeks. Most garbage haulers require that you provide your own recycling bin. This can be a container you already own that is clearly marked for Recycling, or Home Depot (and possibly other retailers) sells 32 gallon recycling containers with lids for about $17.00.
Heidelberg Township Office is a collection site for:
Plastic Bag/Wrap Recycling! Please recycle your plastic bags by dropping them off in the plastic bag/wrap container in the vestibule during normal business hours or during public meetings. Below is a list of items that can be included.
Please Note: All plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue.
Plastic grocery bags
Case overwrap (example: plastic wrapped around cases of bottled water)
Dry cleaning bags
Ziplock and other resealable food storage bags
Product wrap (example: plastic wrapped around toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)
Plastic shipping envelope
Plastic electronic wrap
Pallet wrap & stretch film
Plastic films labeled with #2 or #4 recycling symbol (polyethylene films)
Wood pellet bags
Cereal box liners
Rechargeable batteries and cell phones! Batteries and cell phones will be accepted during regular business hours and before and after meetings. Each battery must be sealed in its own bag (also available at the Township office) before dropping it in the collection box. Please contact the Township office with any questions.
The Lynn Township Transfer Station at 6450 Scholler Road, New Tripoli accepts recycling from non-residents for a cost of $1.00 per trip. It is open Friday and Saturday from 8 am-3 pm. They do not accept garbage from non-residents. For more information please call Lynn Township at 610-298-2645
The Whitehall Township Recycling Drop off Center at the corner of Eberhart Rd. and Range Rd. is open to all Lehigh County residents. The Drop-Off Center, is located at the corner of Eberhart and Range Roads, and they will take comingled recyclables, as well as: scrap metal, clothes and textiles, telephone books, etc. For more information go to www.whitehalltownship.com/recycling The Center is for residential use only and is NOT to be used by businesses! Operating Hours: Tuesday and Thursday – 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturdays – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Recycling Drop-Off Center is closed on holidays and during periods of inclement weather.
Antiques: or old architectural items, claw foot tubs, radiators, moldings and trim, doors, hardware, light fixtures: Allentown Preservation League, 1518 W. Walnut St., Allentown: 610-437-1989
Bicycles: Community Bike Works: 235 N. Madison, Allentown: 610-434-1140; or see www.communitybikeworks.org
Electronics (TVs, computers, microwaves, etc): CDs, DVDs, other techno trash; Fluorescent & Mercury bulbs, ballast, batteries, : A.E.R.C. Recycling Solutions., 2591 Mitchell Ave., Allentown: 610-797-7608; or see their drop-off Friday program information or www.aerc.com
Responsible Recycling Center: Electronics, tires, tv’s, appliances, etc. some items have fees associated with them. for more information go to www.responsiblerecyclingservices.com 805 Tomahawk Drive, Kutztown, PA 19530; 484-641-5156
GER Solutions at 795 Roble Road, Allentown, PA 18109: 610-443-1776 also accepts electronic recyclables, for pricing and more information go to www.gersolutions.net
Lawn Equipment, Propane Tanks: Plaza Hardware, Route 309, New Tripoli: 610-767-6500
Oil, transmission fluid, vehicle batteries, used cooking oil: 309 Auto, New Tripoli: 610-298-8855
Antifreeze, Oil filters, Motor oil: Advanced Auto Parts, Walnutport 484-262-3074
Slate, bricks, blocks, rock, concrete: Crushcrete: 610-865-1898
Styrofoam (clean, dry, no peanuts or meat trays) and Paper Shredding (free, call for details): Liberty Recycling, 526 N 3rd St., Allentown: 610-433-0129
Allentown Recycling Center: 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Allentown (610-437-8729, www.allentownrecycles.org) will recycle clean glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin and bimetal cans, cardboard, office paper and magazines, newspapers, paperboard, telephone books, good used clothing, hardback and paperback books, #1 and #2 plastics, scrap metals. Open 24 hours a day.
Bethlehem Recycling Center: Illick’s Mill Rd. between Schoenersville Rd. and Center St., Bethlehem (610-865-7082, www.bethlehem-pa.gov/recycle/) will recycle clean glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin and bimetal cans, aerosol cans, cardboard, paperboard, office paper, glossy magazines, newspapers, Styrofoam, plastics #1 through #7, telephone books, clothing and textiles, hardback and paperback books, scrap metals. Open M-F 9AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-4PM, and Sunday 11AM-4PM.
Paints, chemicals, antifreeze, smoke detectors, hazardous waste: Lehigh County Hazardous Household Waste: Call 610-782-3073 for information.