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Nazareth, PA 18064

Trash & Recycling

Nazareth Borough Nazareth Yard Waste Curbside Collection

Nazareth Borough will be collecting your yard waste curbside during the week of April 15, 2019.

Unlimited amounts of yard waste (leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, garden clippings) will be collected curbside. Place your yardwaste in any open top container (clean, no trash and not your automated cart), tie with cotton or hemp twine in bundles no larger than 3' x 3' x 3' 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.

Upcoming 2019 Electronic Recycling Events Will Help Residents With Their Clean Ups...But Fees Are Required

There are a number of upcoming recycling events locally that residents may take advantage of and properly dispose of some of their recyclables. Northampton County is hosting several of these over the coming months. These are not free disposal events...fees must be paid for disposal and cash or checks only can be used. Click HERE

A Message From The Nazareth Borough Environmental Steering Committee

The Nazareth Borough Yard Waste Recycling Center will open on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The facility is located at 705 GW Stoudt Blvd. and has receptacles for yard waste, tree trimmings, brush and grass. Residents with proof of residency can drop off yard waste, clippings and branches during open hours. 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.

A valid driver's license with a Borough address must be presented at the time of drop off as the site is staffed and monitored. 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 Sunday, December 1, 2109.

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.

Yard Waste Recycling Center...Now Accepting Scrap Metal Items

Nazareth Borough has added the ability to accept "certain" scrap metal items at its Yard Waste Recycling Center on G.W. Stoudt Boulevard, near the Borough's Public Works Garage. Among the acceptable items are lawn mowers, outdoor grills, stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers and any type of scrap metal. The Recycling Center "will not" accept televisions, propane cylinders, car or truck tires or tires of any kind and children's toys. You must present Proof of Borough Residency and drop offs can only occur during open hours as the site is monitored by surveillance cameras. The Center is open for drop-offs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon till 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm. The Center is closed on Mondays and Fridays.

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