Household Recycling

Recycling Program

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.

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:

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.



Electronic Recycling

GER Solutions - Drop Off

635 s 10th Street; Unit 600
Allentown, PA 18103
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DRC Technologies - Drop Off

2005 Main Street
Northampton, PA 18067
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Events are open to Lower Nazareth Township residents. Please bring proof of residency. Cash and checks accepted as payment, please review accepted items list for fees.


Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event at Northampton Community College Main Campus, Bethlehem:

This is an event sponsored by Northampton County. Click here for more information on this event.


Goods containing Freon such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers will be accepted at Einfalt Recycling & Salvage.

Einfalt Recycling & Salvage
221 Bushkill Street
Stockertown, PA 18083
(610) 759-7998

They will accept those items containing freon at no charge.
Upon arrival stop by scale office; do not need to enter the facility.  There is a bin by the scale office.
Small items can go in the bin and larger items can be placed outside next to the bin.

Typically there are guys there that can help move larger items.

Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm


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


Clean Up Day

Materials Accepted

White goods/Appliances, metal goods, general household trash (furniture, mattresses etc. – no protrusible garbage), wood materials, tires*, and car/truck batteries**

(rain or shine)

The semi-annual township clean-up days have been scheduled for May 11th and October 12th for 2024. 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. GATES CLOSE AT 12:45PM
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: Must unload vehicle without assistance from Township Staff

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)

* Disposal costs per tire are: car – $6.00; truck – $20.00; farm – $35.00
** Disposal costs per battery are: $5.00




Yard Waste

The Township is proud to announce this Spring the Township will be continuing our program where we will be providing Curbside Organic waste removal. The Township will run this 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 2024 program will begin on April 22nd and run until May 3rd. Crews will cycle through the Township numerous times during this two-week period.
Please place the material at the curb no later than Thursday May 2nd. Materials placed by the curb on the final day may not get picked up.
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.
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 normally scheduled hours of operation.
Also, we will be offering bulk waste removal as a “call-in” program. Residents wishing to use this service will be to call the Township Office (beginning mid-April) to arrange pick-up. We will not accept tree stumps, grass clippings, roots, or dirt. Bulk items must set to curb either in an open container, bundled with cotton or hemp twine (bundles shall be no larger than 3x3x3 and no more than 40lbs), or in compostable paper bags.

Organic Waste Recycling

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

Hours of Operation:
March through November:   
Mondays and Fridays: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., APPOINTMENTS NO LONGER NECESSARY
CLOSED: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Holiday schedule:

      • 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.

1st & 3rd Saturday / month: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

Please remember to bring a form of identification that includes your address.

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Acceptable Material:

Brush (natural/untreated): 8-inch diameter max and no longer than 8 feet; bushes – no roots please!

Compost Items: Hedge trimmings, garden residue and leaves – loose or in brown paper bags only. NO PLASTIC BAGS!


Unacceptable Material: Grass clippings, ornamental grass, sod, soil, straw or hay, and plastic bags!

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.or



Leaf Collection

Fall Service

The program will begin on-demand sometime between the middle of October and the middle of November. The actual collection will commence when a sufficient amount of leaves have fallen to warrant dispatching the collection equipment.

The program will continue through December as conditions warrant. Residents of Lower Nazareth Township are required to abide by the following regulations governing leaf collections. Leaves are to be recycled through the Township’s collection program. Residents must place their leaves along the edge of the street or curb for the Township to collect. It is the responsibility of the residents to protect their leaves along the street so they do not blow throughout the neighborhood. Leaves will not be collected on private property. Also, collection crews will not rake piles of leaves out from between or under parked cars. Collection crews will not empty plastic bags or containers; this is the responsibility of the residents. Branches, grass clippings, shrubbery, garbage, and building material will not be collected.

These items will be left behind and are also the responsibility of the resident. Please do not use bricks, rocks, etc. to hold tarps on top of your leaf pile. They can get mixed into the pile and vacuumed up by the equipment. With the increasing number of mature trees each year in various areas of the Township, it is impossible to guarantee a specific pick-up day for any one location. If the leaves are not in place when the crew goes by, they will be picked up on the next rotation. This schedule is subject to inclement weather, mechanical breakdown, and Township emergencies, requiring Public Works personnel and equipment to be reassigned. Your area could be skipped at any time should these situations occur.

Questions regarding leaf collections can be referred to as the Lower Nazareth Township Office Staff at 610-759-7434, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Christmas Trees

Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup

Trees will be picked up curbside according to the following schedule in 2024.

East of and including Daniels Road (Route 946) and Route 191: Click “East” for a list of roads
Tuesday, January 2nd 
Monday, January 8th and Tuesday, January 9th

West of and including Daniels Road (Route 946) and Route 191: Click “West” for a list of roads 
Wednesday, January 3rd & Thursday, January 4th and Friday, January 5th
Wednesday, January 10th & Thursday, January 11th and Friday, January 12th

Drop Off Christmas Tree Collection
Trees will be accepted at 4600 Newburg Road (look for the green signs) from January 2, 2024, through February 3, 2024

Tuesday, January 2nd through Friday January 5th 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SATURDAYS: January 6th, January 13th, January, January 20th, January 27th, and February 3rd – 8:00am – 1:00pm

** In the event of a snow or ice storm there will be no pick up or 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

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.



Latex Paint

Recyclable Latex Paint Collection Events:

There are no mobile latex paint collection events for 2023. Drop-off appointments at the ReStore location can be scheduled by calling ReStore at 610-776-7499. Confirmed appointments will be on the first Tuesday of each month.

Latex paint is not hazardous and will not be accepted at HHW collection events.

Unusable paint can be dried out and disposed of in the trash.



Document Shredding

Document Shredding Drop-Off Mobile Event: Event is open to Lower Nazareth Township residents. Please bring proof of residency. Please review accepted items list.