What is Recyclable?
What Do We Need to Know?
- Act 101 requires residents to recycle the following materials:
- All trash haulers must provide recycling services to all of their customers located within Upper Nazareth. Residents can retain their current hauler, or select from one of the many that operate in the Township. While their recycling plans may differ, all haulers must recycle the following:
- All residents, businesses, municipal and institutional establishments are now required to recycle aluminum cans, plastic, glass, newspapers, paper, magazines, phone books, cardboard, and yard waste. All items (except yard waste) should be placed in your new 95-gallon, recycling container – no sorting required!
- Cans: Aluminum, tin, steel, bimetallic and aerosol cans; formed aluminum containers (such as pie pans). Rinse. No toxic or flammable materials. No paint cans.
- Glass: Clear, green, and brown food and beverage jars or bottles. Rinse caps off. No drinking glasses, window panes, light bulbs, mirrors, ceramic, china, or porcelain.
- Plastic: Plastic bottles and containers (labeled with numbers # 1-7 on the bottom) and includes soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine, etc. Rinse caps off. Rinse and place containers in your recycling cart. No styrofoam, plastic bags, film, or plastic toys.
- Mixed Paper: Office paper, phone books, junk mail, newsprint, catalogs, magazines, corrugated cardboard, and food boxes such as cereal boxes, and gift boxes. Cut and flatten as needed to release easily from the recycling cart.
- Most haulers do not charge extra for recycling and many can recycle gable-top cartons like milk, orange juice, juice boxes and soup cartons as well as additional plastics – so double check with your hauler. Residents in properties with homeowners association or apartments may have different procedures, check with your landlord or apartment manager for details.
Residential Recycling – Recycling Carts
Special Recycling Centers
Special Recycling Centers – Spreadsheet
Electronics Recycling – Northampton County Electronics Recycling Collection Events
Electronics Recycling – Electronics Recycling Information
Electronics Recycling – Hauler List
Recyclable Latex Paint
Household Hazardous Waste Events
Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste Event – Drop off Dates, Times, Locations and Accepted Materials
Refrigerator Recycling….It’s Back!
Both PPL Electric and Met Ed want you to properly dispose of your old refrigerator or freezer, and they will pick it up and pay you to do it! By recycling your old appliance (working refrigerator, air conditioner and dehumidifier) you can save over $100 per year in energy costs. If you’re an existing customer, both companies will pick up your appliance(s) for you and mail you a check.
Be sure to check all the details at:
Med Ed/FirstEnergy Pennsylvania – 1-888-277-0527 or https://www.firstenergycorp.com/save_energy/save_energy_pennsylvania/met_ed/for_your_home/appliance-turn-in-program.html
PPl Electric – 1-877-486-9204 or https://pplelectricsavings.com/Appliance/Recycling
Yard Waste – What do we do with it?
Yard Waste Drop-Off Center – Opens April 22, 2017 – Last day to drop off yard waste is November 18, 2017. Per DEP grass clippings are no longer accepted at the Yard Waste Facility. Click here for more information.
Multi-Stream or Single-Stream Recycling?
Multi-Stream – (sometimes referred to as dual stream) recyclables are sorted into separate bins at the curb, typically plastic, glass and aluminum are together and are sorted separately from cardboard, newsprint and paper.
Single-Stream – all recyclables go into the same bin together – no sorting required.Both are available in our area, so comparison shop to decide which is better for your home or business.