Allentown, Pa

A reminder was issued today by  Allentown, PA – Recycling & Solid Waste  regarding bulk item curbside collection.

“Please, hold all Bulk items until the Bulk Collection suspension is lifted. As a reminder, all trash must be bagged and meet the City waste limits: 35 lbs per bag – maximum of 5 bags OR 70 lbs per can – maximum of 2 cans. Anything that DOES NOT fit in a bag will be rejected.”

Items rejected in last night’s trash.

Items rejected – mattress, door, couch or sofa, dresser, & miscellaneous wood


As stated in an previous article on WGOLV.COM, 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.

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