Sanitation and Recycling

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2024 Recycling Calendar

Sanitation & Recycling Holiday Collection:

New Year’s Day 

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

2024 Sanitation Collection Schedule






2024 Residential Sanitation & Recycling Fees

 Billing Date January 19, 2024

 Base Amount Due March 1, 2024 – $370.66

           Sanitation – $194.26 yearly

           Recycling – $176.40 yearly

 Penalty Amount After March 1, 2024

 Penalty Adds 10% Penalty = $343.04

          Sanitation- $213.69 yearly

          Recycling – $194.04 yearly

We are now accepting Sanitation payments in two installments:

          First Installment – Base due March 1, 2024

          Second Installment – Base due April 3, 2024

          10% Penalty after April 3, 2024

Sanitation/Recycling Collection

 Sanitation Collection is performed daily by the Borough of Hellertown by Zones.  

 Additional charges will apply per the current fee schedule. 

 Construction Materials, Excessive Household Trash, White Goods

  Freon must be removed.  For disposal contact Lehigh Supply Co. at 610-867-0567

 Other useful information:

 Paint Cans – Latex paint is accepted.  Please air dry can before placing in trash.  Kitty litter or sand will soak up excess paint.  

OIL BASED PAINT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.  Watch the Borough’s Facebook page for paint recycling events.

 Walk Behind Mowers – All gasoline and oil must be removed and recycled prior to the collection of this equipment.

New Rules for Recycling Electronic Devices

 Drop off Electronic Equipment and Universal Waste at any AERC Location Fridays from 9AM – 4PM.

 The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is advising consumers and businesses of new rules for recycling electronic devices that took effect on Jan. 24, 2013. Enacted in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act prohibits the disposal of covered devices (such as computers, laptops, monitors and televisions) with residential trash. Trash haulers will be barred from taking those items, except in municipalities with a designated curbside electronics collection program that results in the devices going to an electronics recycler.

Many devices also contain valuable metals such as gold, silver and platinum and base metals like copper, iron and aluminum that can be separated and reused in new products. The law also requires manufacturers of devices to provide for the collection, transportation and recycling of these devices by establishing one-day events, permanent collection programs or mail-back programs.  Visit the Borough’s Facebook page for announcements of local E-cycling events.  

More information on the covered device recycling act is available at, keyword: Electronics Recycling.

Recycling is Easy and Required by Law!

J.P. Mascaro collects recyclables for Hellertown Borough residents.  Please see the schedule for your recycling day posted under Recycling Schedule.

If you need a recycling bin, please contact the Borough office at 610-838-7041. There is a $10 charge for a recycling container. Or you may purchase your own container and obtain a “recycling” sticker from the Borough office.  

Hellertown Borough is now Single Stream which means all your paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass and plastics (#1 through #7, with the exception of #6) may all be mixed together in one container.

The below link will take you to EPA’s page on composting at home:

Composting | US EPA