On Saturday, Northampton County and Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley will officially be rolling out another new, convenient and innovative way to recycle latex paint. This partnership with Habitat for Humanity will not only provide residents with a free option for disposing of unwanted latex paint, but it will also help further the important work of Habitat for Humanity. This event is for Northampton County Residents. Acceptance of Recyclable Latex Paint Only. Paint must be in original container, paint must be liquid, paint must be less than or equal to 10 years old. A big Thank you to Hanover Township for hosting Habitat's FIRST collection event on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon at Hanover Township, 3640 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, Pa.
The next event will be held at the ReStore's Whitehall location located at 1053 Grape Street, Whitehall, Pa. 18052 on September 5th, 2015 from 8 AM until 11 AM ((610-776-7499)
Unacceptable (non-recyclable) latex paint includes: previously frozen, containing biological growth, presence of paint skin, hardened, significant container corrosion, debris, such as dirt, sand, gravel, sawdust, or paper.
Not Accepted (Non-Recyclable):
Oil (Alkyd) or solvent-based paint, stains or polyurethanes, porch or floor paints, water proofing paint e.g. Drylock, specialty paints, eg: Industrial, Marine, automotive, traffic-marking, glazes/textures.
To dispose of Non-recyclable paint:
1. Mix with cat litter, saw dust, shredded paper or commercial paint hardener in the container dispose with household trash. Place container, with lid removed, outside trash container or in a clear bag so hauler can see paint is solid. Empty and dry cans may be recyclable, check with your hauler or community.
2. Pour paint out onto newspaper in a thin layer, let paint dry (usually a day or two) and dispose of newspaper with household trash. Empty and dry cans may be recyclable, check with your hauler or community.
3. Remove lid, let paint dry out and dispose of container according to local regulations (could take several weeks or months). Place container, with lid removed, outside trash container or in a clear bag so hauler can see paint is solid.
Recycle your old unwanted, broken and outdated electronics and appliances. On Saturday, August 1st, 2015 from 9:00 AM - Noon there will be a free electronics recycling event at the Rear parking lot of Heintzelman Funeral Home (enter from 301 Front St., Hellertown, Pa.) Prepared hoagies will be available for purchase, proceeds benefiting SV Spirit Parade.
Items that can be recycled FREE of charge are: Desktop/Laptop computers, Keyboards & Mice, Printers/Fax machines/ Floor copiers, Cables & Cords, Telephones/Cell phones, Calculators/Adding machines, UPS battery backups/Laptop batteries, Toner & Ink cartridges, Audio & Visual equipment/plotters, Filing cabinets, Projectors, DVD players & VCRs, Gaming systems, Stereos & speakers, Microwaves & small appliances, Metal items, Exercise equipment, Car batteries (sealed lead acid) / Car routers, Bed frames & Rain spounting, Washers & Dryers, Ranges (stoves), Dishwashers.
Additional items that can be recycled WITH A FEE: Televisions - $30.00 (Tube type), TV's (in wooden cabinet, Projection-big screen) $50.00, CRT Monitors (Tube type) $10.00, LCD Monitors/LCD & Plasma TVs $5.00, Air conditioners $20.00, Dehumidifiers $20.00, Refrigerators $20.00. Floor freezers $20.00.
CASH or CHECK ONLY - Please make check payable to: Responsible Recycling Services or RRS. TVs MUST BE COMPLETE, No Broken TVs will be accepted.
The Forks Township Parks & Recreation Department has planned the following bus trips this fall. Please don't hesitate to register, we expect tickets to sell fast. See below for trip details.
Penn State University vs. San Diego State
Join Forks Township Parks and Recreation and Penn State University for a day of football fun! Penn State will host San Diego State for an unforgetable experience. All you can eat tailgating before the game. Alcohol will be permitted during the tailgate and is BYOB must be 21 years of age to drink according to PA Laws.
Date: September 26, 2015
Departure time TBD once game time is announced.
Ticket price includes Transportation, All you can eat Tailgate, Game Ticket, and Driver Gratuity. PG13 movies may be played on the bus and the environment at the Stadium may not be child friendly.
An Amish Experience
Join Forks Township Parks and Recreation and the Amish Experience for a trip to experience true Amish Culture. Trip will include the Amish Experience Theater - 400 years of history in 40 minutes of magic, the Amish Country Homestead and One-Room School Tour - where we will take a tour of the history by going through a real Amish house and one-room school, The Amish Farmlands - where we will get to witness the beautiful Amish country side. During the experience sit down for an all-you-can-eat family style meal at the Plain and Fancy Farm. Finish the day at the Kitchen Kettle where you will have the opportunity to purchase Amish goods to bring home.
Date: October 24, 2015
Departure: 7:30 AM
Return to Forks 7:00 PM
Residents: Adults $80. - Children 12 and under $70.
None-Residents: Adults $90. - Children 12 and under $80.
Ticket price includes Transportation, The Amish Experience, Lunch, and Driver Gratuity. PG13 movies may be played on the bus, depending on movie availability.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Join Forks Township Parks and Recreation and The Rockettes' for the 2015 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. This year's show features a 3-D live scene and dazzling special effects. Following the show, experience NYC "On Your Own".
Date: December 13, 2015
Departure: 9:00 AM
Show begins: 11:30 AM
NYC "On Your Own": 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Return to Forks: 7:00 PM
Ticket price includes Transportation, Show Ticket, and Driver Gratuity. PG13 movies may be played on the bus, depending on movie availability.
To register for any of these three trips, go online or call the Community Center (610-250-1160) or stop in the center located at 500 Zucksville Road, Easton, Pa. 18040. For more details contact either Rachel 484-239-1189 or Matt 484-239-0277.
The Sounds of Summer will be at the Forks Township Amphitheatre. Shows start at 7:00 PM - Rain Date is the following day unless noted. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
August 19th "The Main Street Crusiers" (Rock-N-Roll) - CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
August 26th "James Supra Band" (Blues) ** No Rain Date**
The Movies in the Park will be starting Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Dusk at the Forks Township Amphitheatre. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase throughout the entire event.
July 11th "Grease" (PG)
July 18th "Grown-Ups" (PG-13)
August 1st "Back to the Future" (PG)
August 22nd "When the Game Stands Tall" (PG)
August 29th "Blended" (PG-13)
If raining - movies will be moved inside of the Forks Community Center
Forks Township's Brush Drop Off site at the Public Works Garage located on Frost Hollow Road is now OPEN for township residents. Drop Off hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Residents will need proof of residency.
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors invites you to explore your Forks Township website. We want to provide our web visitors with the latest information on township governance, services, public meetings and events, along with staff contacts. We continually treat the website as a work in progress to assure the best service and information to our residents and visitors.
The Board's mission is to support the best quality of life for our residents by maintaining a professional and responsive staff; delivering the highest level of public safety; providing recreation to promote wellness for all ages through our Community Center programs; encouraging the utilization of the Township's well maintained parkland and its facilities, including the extensive network of recreational pathways; and finally to deliver governmental services in a courteous, efficient and fiscally responsible manner.
We hope you experience perusing our website is both positive and informative. We would enjoy hearing from you. Please contact us with your comments and suggestions.