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Nazareth, PA 18064

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Nazareth Borough 2021 Leaf Season Is Here

As the weather turns cooler and the days become shorter, the Fall 2021 season is now upon us and with it comes the annual ritual of falling leaves. The Borough's Public Works Department will again be coming to your streets to pick up these leaves. The procedure for leaf removal will be the same as it was in previous years and Borough residents should deposit their leaves for curbside pickup. Please note that piles containing grass clippings, yard waste, branches or any debris other than leaves "will not be picked up". Our removal equipment is designed to only pick up leaves and anything other than leaves will damage our equipment and could cause harm and even serious injury to our cleanup crew. Remember that Yard waste and clippings can be dropped off at the Borough's Yard Waste Center on G.W. Stoudt Boulevard until it closes for the season on or about November 30, 2021. There is no set schedule for leaf pickup but all parts of the Borough will be taken care of beginning with the eastern most sections of the Borough first. Crews will work their way west until everything is cleaned up. The procedure will repeat until all leaves have been collected and the speed at which this is done depends on weather conditions and the amount of leaves to be retrieved. The Borough Public Works Crew thanks you in advance for your cooperation in this yearly cleanup endeavor.

Nazareth Yard Waste Curbside Collection

Nazareth Borough will be collecting your yard waste curbside during the week of April 18, 2022.

Unlimited amounts of yard waste (leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, garden clippings) will be collected curbside. Place your yard waste in any open top container (clean, no trash and not your automated cart), tie with cotton or hemp twine in bundles no larger than 3ft x 3ft x 3ft and weighing no more than 40 pounds or place in compostable paper bags which are available at most hardware or grocery stores. (NO PLASTIC ROPE, TWINE OR BAGS). No grass clippings, tree stumps, loose soils, sod, any wood or tree limbs over four (4) inches in diameter, human or animal excrement, noxious weeds or soil contaminated with hazardous substances. Questions? Contact Charles Donello - Nazareth Borough Ecology Chairman 484-274-2235


PA Act 101 requires residents to recycle the following materials. Please place these items in your recycling container:

  • Plastics – rinsed #1 through #7, bottles and containers, no polystyrene foam; lids attached to bottles
  • Glass – rinsed clear, brown and green bottles and jars; no lids
  • Metals – rinsed aluminum, tin and steel cans, household metals, pots and pans
  • Paper – office and school paper, newsprint, junk mail, paper bags, phone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, wrapping paper (no metallic or bows), etc.
  • Cardboard – shoe, gift, and cereal boxes, corrugated boxes, cut or flattened as needed
  • Food and beverage cartons – rinsed milk, cream, egg substitutes, orange juice, soup, broth, and wine cartons, and juice boxes



Pennsylvania Act 101 and Nazareth Borough require that businesses, professionals, non-profit organizations, institutions, and industrial and residential landlords must recycle plastic containers, glass bottles and jars, newspapers, office paper, magazines, junk mail, phone books, cardboard, and yard waste. It further requires that you report your recycling information to the Borough each year.
Please download the current forms HERE if you have not received them in the mail.

A Message From The Nazareth Borough Environmental Steering Committee


The West End Yard Waste Facility is scheduled to open on April 2, 2022.

Driver’s license or State ID card must be shown as proof of residency. FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES! Residents must be able to unload their vehicles without any assistance from staff. Only one vehicle at a time will be allowed in, and will be monitored by our staff on site.

The facility is located at 705 GW Stoudt Blvd. and has receptacles for yard waste, tree trimmings, brush and grass. Branches must be limited in length to six (6) feet. There is an area at the facility for residents to pick up and haul wood chips/mulch at no charge to Nazareth Borough residents.

The hours are as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Open hours are subject to weather conditions and available staffing. The facility will remain open until December 2, 2022.

Trash & Recycling Information

To view our Trash & Recycling Information and Calendar click HERE

Most Common Recycling Contaminants
Borough of Nazareth What You Can & Can't Recycle

Borough Trash Hauler Gives New Regulations For Disposal of Mattresses and Box Springs

Due to the growing problem with bed bugs, the Borough Trash Hauler, J.P. Mascaro & Sons has issued new regulations for the disposal of mattresses and box springs. Effective immediately and in an attempt to halt the spread of bed bugs, all mattresses and box springs put out for disposal must be wrapped in plastic. The hauler urges residents to use the plastic sheeting which covers their new replacements bedding to wrap the old and unwanted bedding which is going out for pickup. It is important too that the closure end of the plastic be sealed with tape or other adhesive so that common bed bugs, if present, cannot escape and infect those involved in pickup. J.P. Mascaro & Sons hopes for full cooperation in this matter and warns that it will not pickup old bedding that is not wrapped. Residents were first told of the new regulations in early February of 2019 with a posting right here on our Website News and our carrier has requested that we renew the call with another reminder.

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