Ordinance #198-01-10 mandatory recycling ordinance
Lower Nazareth Township would like to take this opportunity to acclimate everyone to the recycling program. It will be the responsibility of all property owners and tenants to recycle. Lower Nazareth Township has notified known trash haulers of the recycling requirements. If you are uncertain if your hauler collects recyclables, please contact them directly.
The ordinance establishes a minimum list of required recyclables. Those items are:
- Clear, brown and green glass
- Aluminum and bi-metal (tin cans) containers
- Plastic containers:
- Pet no. 1: soft drink, water, salad dressing containers, etc.
- HDPE no. 2: milk jugs, juice bottles, detergent, motor oil containers, etc.
- Newspapers, corrugated paper (boxes), cardboard (cereal box material), and magazines
Although our ordinance does not mandate recycling of plastic numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 it is your option to recycle those items if your hauler accepts them. Some examples are:
- V(vinyl) or pvc no. 3: window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging
- LDPE(low density polyethylene) no. 4: squeezable bottles; bread, frozen food, dry cleaning and shopping bags
- PP (polypropylene) no. 5: some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles
- PS (polystyrene) no. 6: disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles, compact disc cases
- Miscellaneous no. 7: three and five-gallon water bottles, and certain food containers
Source separation and preparation for recycling of the materials is up to the hauler. It is the responsibility of the hauler to properly dispose of the recycled materials. The recycled materials shall be separated from regular trash and placed at the curb or prescribed area for collection.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING INFORMATION:
Events are open to all Northampton County residents. Please bring proof of residency. Cash and checks accepted as payment, please review accepted items list for fees.
- April 29, 2017 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – 500 – Bushkill Complex, Easton
- May 6, 2017 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – 355 Tatamy Road, Nazareth
- September 9, 2017 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – 345 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem
- FREECYCLE is now GER Solutions – Electronic Recycling Drop Off is located at 795 Roble Road Allentown, PA 18109. Click here for details, hours, and pricing.
Household Hazardous Waste
UPCOMING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENTS
2017 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events at Northampton Community College Main Campus, Bethlehem:
Saturday May 20, 2017 8:30am – 2:00pm and
Saturday October 14, 2017 8:30am – 2:00pm.
This is an event sponsored by Northampton County. Click here for more information on this event.
HELPFUL TIPS on CFL BULBS
Click here to learn how to properly clean up a broken Fluorescent (CFL) Light Bulb:
GOODS CONTAINING FREON
Goods containing Freon such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers will be accepted at:
Riverside Metal Recycling
1100 Bushkill Drive
Easton, PA 18042
PPL’s REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE RECYCLING SERVICE PROGRAM
PPL wants you to properly dispose of your old refrigerator, and they’ll pay you to do it. Current PPL customers can call 1-877-486-9204 or click on the link below to schedule a FREE pickup of your refrigerator or freezer. Then they’ll mail you a check for $35.
Schedule a free pick-up
Clean Up Day
Township Recycling Facility
(rain or shine)
The semi-annual township clean-up days have been scheduled for May 13, 2017 and October 7, 2017. These events will again take place at the new Township Recycling Facility at 4600 Newburg Road. For those folks unaware of the location, 4600 Newburg Road is located at the intersection of Newburg Road and Gremar Road. Gremar Road is approximately 1/4 mile east of Georgetown Road and 1.5 miles west of SR 191 on the north side of Newburg Road. Directly adjacent to the intersection is the Carpenter’s Community Church. To find clean-up day activities on the property simply follow the green “YARD WASTE” signs on Gremar Road that mark the route. Please take note that yard waste will be accepted on this day.
The hours for clean-up day remain at 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. An explanation of the procedure for Clean-up day can be found below. Please mark this date on your calendar!
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING TRIP LIMITS:
Each household is limited to the following number of trips…
3 cars/SUVs OR 2 pick-ups OR 1 pick-up and an attached trailer
OR 1 box truck / stake body (up to 17ft)
MATERIALS ACCEPTED: White goods/Appliances, metal goods, general household trash (furniture, mattresses etc. – no protrusible garbage), wood materials, tires*, and car/truck batteries**
* Disposal costs per tire are: car – $6.00; truck – $20.00; farm – $35.00
** Disposal costs per battery are: $5.00
ELECTRONICS, PAINT, CHEMICALS & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Important note about refrigerated units
All refrigerated units shall be promptly de-freonized prior to disposal. The unit shall have the appropriate tags indicating the freon was removed in the proper fashion. Any refrigerated units without proper tags, regardless of whether the refrigerant has been removed or not, will not be accepted. Examples of appliances containing refrigerant are refrigerators, coolers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners.
Important note about YARD WASTE
Yard Waste WILL be accepted during clean-up day. Procedures for yard waste remain the same. Click here to view.
Special Instructions: We ask that you make every effort to keep your different materials segregated.
Some tips on preparing your material for disposal/recycling:
- Remove tires from bicycles, gas grills, lawn mowers, etc.
- Separate any plastic and metal parts from toys, household items, etc.
- Remove glass from storm doors and windows
- Clean all wood products of foreign materials (nails, drywall, etc.)
NOTE: Please bring enough help to unload your vehicle as manpower is limited. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to another successful Clean-up Day!
Curbside Organic Waste Removal:
The Township is proud to announce this Spring the Township will be launching a new program where we will be providing Curbside Organic waste removal. The Township will run this new program for two weeks in the Spring so that residents have a way of cleaning up their yard and providing an easy means of disposal for yard waste. The 2016 program will tentatively begin on Monday, April 25th and run until Friday, May 6th. The 2017 program should run around the same time. Please check back for updates. Crews will cycle through the Township numerous times during this two-week period.The Township personnel will be utilizing the leaf vacuums for this program. There will be no manual pick-up of debris that is not suitable for the leaf vacuum equipment. Acceptable material will consist of leaves and garden residue. No animal feces, sticks or dirt. All larger material, which will not pass through the leaf vacuum, must be brought to our yard waste recycling center located at 4600 Newburg Road by appointment during the normal scheduled hours of operation.
Organic Waste Recycling
HELP WANTED – The Township is seeking interested parties to assist at our Yard Waste Facility. Flexible hours. Facility is open Mondays, Fridays, and every third Saturday March through November. Please call for additional details.
The Township offers several organic waste recycling programs to our residents. These programs provide an outlet for our residents to dispose of their organic waste and in return reap the benefits of the programs by utilizing the mulch and compost derived from the recycling process. The programs are outlined below.
Yard waste program
Where: 4600 Newburg Road, west of Route 191, approximately 1.5 miles, right on Gremar Road, (look for the green signs)
Phone number: Questions… please call 610 759-7434
Schedule: March through November: NOW OPEN – IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM!!!
Mondays and Fridays: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., APPOINTMENTS NO LONGER NECESSARY
CLOSED: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
- If a holiday falls on a Monday, program will be open on Tuesdays.
- If a holiday falls on a Friday, program will be open on Thursdays.
3rd Saturday / month: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Please remember to bring a form of identification that includes your address.
Brush (natural/untreated): 12-inch diameter max and no longer than 6 feet; bushes – no roots please!
Compost Items: Hedge trimmings, garden residue and leaves – loose or in brown paper bags only. NO PLASTIC BAGS!
BRUSH AND COMPOST ITEMS SHALL BE KEPT SEPARATE.
Unacceptable Material: Grass clippings, sod, soil, straw or hay, and plastic bags! Grass and sod are accepted at FRCA with prior approval. Please call ahead (see contact information below).
Lower Nazareth Township supports the position of the State Department of Environmental Protection and strongly recommends recycling your grass clippings by using a mulching mower. Please visit the DEP website for more information on this topic.
Special instructions: All material must be thoroughly checked for any foreign objects (nails, wire, stones, etc.). Material with debris will not be accepted as it may harm the processing equipment!
We will not accept material from any commercial services or business. All persons participating in the program will be required to provide identification at the time of drop-off or pick up.
By-products / mulch and compost
When available, a supply of the mulch and compost products derived from the FRCA recycling process will be on hand.
We strongly encourage our residents to utilize these products. Scheduled pick-ups for these products are also subject to the above mentioned appointment.
First Regional Compost Authority (FRCA)
In addition to our local program, a secondary drop-off site known as the First Regional Compost Authority (FRCA) is available to Township Residents. The facility is located at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, PA 18067. The FRCA operates under its own schedule. Click here for their current hours. Please call 610-262-1000 with any questions.
Attention Lower Nazareth Township Residents
Christmas Tree Recycling Program
The Township will again be hosting a Christmas tree recycling program this holiday season. Trees will be accepted at 4600 Newburg Road (look for the green signs) from January 3rd through February 4th.
2017 PROGRAM HOURS ARE:
WEEKDAYS: January 3rd – January 6th 9:00AM – 3:00PM NO APPOINTMENT NECCESSARY
SATURDAYS: January 7th, January 14th, January 21st, January 28th, and February 4th – 8:00am – 1:00pm NO APPOINTMENT NECCESSARY
Special Instructions: Please remove any ornaments, tinsel, and tree bags when disposing the trees to prevent potential damage to the chipping equipment.
** In the event of a snow or ice storm there will be no drop off**
As an alternative, Lower Nazareth Township residents may dispose of their Christmas trees at the First Regional Compost Authority (FRCA) facility. The FRCA facility is located at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton (East Allen Township). For more information contact FRCA directly at 610-262-1000 or visit their website at www.frcaweb.org.
This program is only for residents of Lower Nazareth Township. All persons participating in the program will be required to provide identification at the time of disposal.
Any comments you may have regarding the program will be appreciated.
2017 Recyclable Latex Paint Collection Events:
March 4, 2017 – Lower Saucon Township Municipal Garage – 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18015
May 6, 2017 – City of Easton Public Works Garage – 500 Bushkill Drive, Easton, PA 18042
July 1, 2017 – Lehigh Township Municipal Complex – 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA 18088
September 2, 2017 – Upper Mt Bethel Township Municipal Building – 387 Ye Olde Highway, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343
October 7, 2017 – Tatamy Borough at Hope Lutheran Church – 240 S 8th Street, Tatamy, PA 18085
These free events are available to Northampton County residents only. Please read the brochure for information on what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.