Public Works

Cherishing Our Past Embracing Our Future

The Borough of Hellertown Public Works Department maintains all of the Borough roads, facilities and Borough property. Public Works plows Borough roads in winter and maintains the roads in spring, summer & fall by repairing, paving, clearing vegetation and roads and storm drains.  Public Works plows and maintains approximately 20.68 miles of Borough owned roads and approximately 3.58 miles of PennDot owned roads (Main, Easton, Walnut, Cherry) We offer a street sweeping, leaf collection and tree trimming program.

The Department of Public Works is staffed by 5 full-time public works employees, 2 park employees and 3 sanitation employees under the direction of the Mr. Barry Yonney. 9 of the 10 employees are Class A Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL) operators and are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Our Municipal Services….

Sanitation Service

The Borough of Hellertown operates its own municipal trash service.  The Borough is split up into 5 trash collection zones  which are collected once a week.

Recycling Service

The Borough of Hellertown contracts Recycling Services with JP Mascarro there are two zones with recycling picked up every two weeks.  In early 2013 JP Mascarro switched the single stream  recycling which will drastically increase the amount recycled.    2024 Recycling Calendar

Leaf Collection/ Yard Waste

Please see the link below for information regarding leaf collection or yard waste collection throughout the year.  2024 Spring and Fall Yard Waste collection to be announced.

Saucon Valley Compost Center

A seasonal operation that allows residents to drop off yard waste for more information please visit the compost center page.

Snow Plowing

In time of snow, the Borough crews start plowing when the accumulation reaches two (2) inches.  Please cooperate by removing your vehicles from the street in order for the plows to properly clean the streets.

Storm Water Management

The Clean Water Act is the federal legislation that governs stormwater management.  Stormwater point discharges to waters of the U.S. are regulated using National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Click Here for more information 

We turn the faucet and it’s always there. Clean, safe, and abundant. Water, the essence of life. We use it every day, but we rarely think about the fact that it’s been through a complex journey and many changes before it gets to our home.

Pennsylvania’s source water comes from surface water like our rivers, lakes and streams or from groundwater, the aquifers that lie beneath the earth. Water suppliers tap into these sources and treat the water before delivering it to us, ready to drink. This source water is affected by what happens on the land around it, and although we don’t mean to, our daily activities often end up polluting our most essential resource.

Polluted runoff is the number one cause of water quality problems today… Here is a video demonstrating how lawn chemicals can enter the waterways. Encourages reduced chemicals, Fertilizers with 0% phosphorous, and lawn clipping tips. It’s on the amusing side.

The video was made possible thanks to support from the William Penn Foundation, the Water Resources Education Network (WREN), and other partners and supporters of StormwaterPA. For an alternate version focused on Pennsylvania’s Source Water Proection Program, visit WREN’s informative site

Trap/Neuter/Return Program

 Trap/Neuter/Return Program for Feral Colonies in Hellertown Borough

The Borough of Hellertown has put into action a Trap Neuter Return program to address the growing feral cat colonies in our community.

 This program has been implemented by partnering with No Nonsense Neutering who operates a vet clinic in Allentown, PA.

Frequently Asked Questions

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