Allentown, Pa,

The City of Allentown is suspending bulk item curbside collection until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency, effective March 29.

-Bulk items, by ordinance definition, includes “any specific municipal waste item that does not fit in a 32-gallon trash can or in a 30-gallon trash bag, which include but is not limited to furniture, mattresses, construction debris, etc.”

-Waste Management has been directed by the City to place rejection notices on any bulk items placed out for collection during this time.

-Bulk items that are not removed from the curb are subject to a SWEEP violation ticket with additional costs.

ALL HOUSEHOLD TRASH MUST BE IN PLASTIC BAGS and may not be placed loosely inside a trash can. This safety measure will contain household waste in a manner that is safer for the collection employees.  (Recycling does not need to be bagged. )

Regular trash and recycling collections continue across the city.

Recycling does not need to be bagged. Only regular trash..

For questions, please call the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit