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Attention: Residents who choose not to keep their OLD yellow Recycling container for yard waste collection MUST return them to the Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail,Easton, Pa. 18040 at the REAR Parking Lot (across from the skate park) in designated area. (Near amphitheatre). The OLD yellow recycling containers are not recycleable and cannot be destroyed.
Forks Township offers the residents a leaf collection service. We will get around to everyone, so we ask for your patience during the process, as there could be a reason (Equipment Breakdown or Township Emergency) for a delay getting to your location. Residents are asked to either pile or windrow their leaves along the curb line or edge of the street. It is important that only leaves are put out for collection as we use machines that run on vacuum.

Make sure there are no branches, rocks, or debris in the piles. If we see this type of foreign material in the pile, we will not pick it up.

Objects, such as branches or shrubbery, will cause the suction tube to clog and in some cases may reach the machine's impeller and may result in expensive repairs and down time.

If there is an inlet/catch basin in front of your house please try to keep the top of the grate free of debris.

At this time a second machine has been added starting Monday October 31, 2016; there will be two (2) crews picking up leaves. They will be starting at the southern borders of the township and head north. Once they have gone by your property, they will return again at a later date for another pickup. Once we get started and see how things go, an update will be made on this page as to where the crews could possibly be the next day. I ask for everyone's patience during this process as we will get to everyone. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me skramer@forkstownship.org or give me a call 610-438-9130 and I can help you out.

Collection will continue until the first week of December, and then trucks are fitted with snow removal equipment.

Note: Any "bagged" leaves will not be picked up.

The attached Community Awareness Bulletin is provided to the public as part of an increased effort by the Pennsylvania State Police to share important information concerning the safety and security of the citizens we serve. These bulletins will be disseminated as necessary, and will contain information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities. The Pennsylvania State Police remains committed to working hand-in-hand with the public to reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.

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The Delivery of the New Recycling Carts is expected to begin on October 24, 2016 and will take two weeks or longer for assembly before being delivered to residents. We encourage everyone to please be patient during the process. In advance of this we have included some information below.

Your New Recycling Cart

Recycling Cart FAQs

Both PPL Electric and Met Ed want you to properly dispose of your old refrigerator or freezer, and they will pick it up and pay you to do it! By recycling your old appliance (working refrigerator, air conditioner and dehumidifer) you can save over $100 per year in energy costs. If you are an existing customer, both companies will pick up your appliance(s) for you and mail you a check. Be sure to check all the details at:

Med Ed/FirstEnergy Pennsylvania 188-277-0527 or
https://www.firstenergycorp.com/save_energy/save_energy_pennsylvania/met_ed/for_your_home/appliance-turn-in-program.html

PPL Electric 1-877-486-9204 or
https://pplelectricsavings.com/Appliance/Recycling

The project consists of the following work: Installing 4,860'of 12" ductile iron pipe to project area and providing new gaskets. (2) Air release chambers (2) Valve vault chambers. One located at the intersection of Richmond Road and Ramblewood Drive. The other will be located within the Frost Hollow Pump Station property. Miscellaneous minor pipe modification to existing piping/valves at the Frost Hollow Pump Station. For additional information please contact the Public Works Facility at 610-438-2670 located at 100 E. Newlins Road, Easton, Pa. 18040.

Looking for a safe place to meet after you've sold or bought something online?

With the increasing popularity of transactions being made through online sites, such as Craigslist or online yard sales, the Forks Township Police would like to assist citizens by providing a safe meeting place. The public is welcome to use the Township parking lot to the rear of the police station as a place to meet and handle their transactions. Simply come to our parking lot, conduct your transaction, and leave. There are designated parking areas marked with signs.

There are cameras that point into the parking lot, which is well lit at night. By suggesting to the buyer or seller to meet them at the police station parking lot, it is likely to weed out any potential threats.

If you do choose to meet somewhere other than the police station, be sure to bring someone with you, and also be sure that you tell friends or family members where you'll be and when you'll be there. Please remember that no bargain is worth your safety.



The yard waste drop-off site located at 1051 Frost Hollow Road in Forks Township will be open Monday through Friday 7 AM until 2:30 PM. Drop Off hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Residents will need proof of residency.

Acceptable Materials Include: Unlimited amounts of yard waste (leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots bushes, garden clippings). Tree limbs up to 12" in diameter. NO grass clippings, tree stumps, loose soil, sod, wood or human or animal excrement, noxious weeds or soil contaiminated with hazardous substances. NO bagging or bundling of yard waste materials is needed.
The Forks Township Police Department now has a medical return drug collection unit located in the lobby of the station. Residents can access the drop off box 24/7. For more information please visit the following website: http://www.medreturn.com/. MedReturn is committed to providing a safe, simple, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals in locations throughout the U.S.A. Please feel free to visit the police department or call at 610-252-0377 for additional information.

Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in heroin use, not only here in Forks, but throughout the Lehigh valley area. We have recently had four persons die in the township of heroin related overdoses. The National Institute on Drug Abuse page provides a wealth of information regarding heroin, its usage, and dangers that potentially exist to the user

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

Gregory F. Dorney
Chief of Police
Forks Township Police Department

It's that time of year again. The 2015 local earned income tax return filing deadline is approaching. The due date is extended to Monday April 18 this year because Washington DC is commemorating Emancipation Day on Friday April 15.

Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator's secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.

Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2015 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).

Keystone redesigned e-file to make it even faster and more user-friendly.

If you have questions regarding local tax filing, visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions or call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions 24/7 to Taxpayer Support. Taxpayer Service Agents try to respond to all online inquiries within three business days.

Taxpayers with earned income in 2015 are required to file a Final Tax Return by Monday, April 18.

Shredding of confidential documents is available FREE to businesses and private individuals at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018. If you have 4 or more boxes, you need to schedule an appointment. If you wish to stay while your material is shredded, you must have an appointment regardless of how much material you have.

They CANNOT shred the following: Anything heavier than a paper clip or staple, rubber bands, heavy file folders, glossy material, and X-rays or photographs. Please call 610-865-7000 for further information and or driving directions.





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.




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