The City of Allentown is resuming the curbside collection of bulk items effective Wednesday, May 13.


Residents are allowed a maximum of:

  • one bulk item, OR
  • 40 lbs. of contained construction material,

once a week, only on the second trash night of their collection schedule.


This rescinds the directive that was issued the week of March 29 as a result of the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency, made between the city’s contracted hauler, Waste Management, and the administration in accordance with the terms of the contract.





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For the health and safety of the trash collection employees:


  • 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.

Regular trash and recycling collections continue across the city.


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