Seal of Forks Township
1606 Sullivan Trail / Easton, Pa 18040 / 610-252-0785
founded 1754

Public Works - Trash & Recycling

Forks Township Service Information
Friday, September 1st, 2017 is the first day of automated collection using both of our new trash and recycling carts. Only materials contained in the trash and recycling carts will be collected. Your collection day of the week will stay the same. You will be notified of any changes should they occur in the future.

This new program is helping Forks contain escalating costs in the industry and your waste and recycling services will remain at $264 per year and will be billed quarterly along with the sewer bill.

What Goes into the Carts?

Trash Cart
Bag trash before placing into the cart. Lid must fully close in order for the cart to empty properly. Unclosed lids may result in litter. No yard waste is allowed due to PA state law.

Recycling Cart
No need to bundle, bag, or tie, but flatten or cut cardboard if needed to facilitate an easy release from the cart. No yard waste is allowed.

Need Extra Trash Collected Occasionally?
Stop by the township offices and purchase a tag for $3 each, affix the tag to your extra bag of trash, and place your bag curbside on your next collection day. There is no limit on the number of bags you can have collected in this manner.


YES, RECYCLE THESE!
Aluminum and steel cans

Glass
rinsed clear, brown and green bottles and jars, no lids.

Mixed Paper
office and school paper, newsprint, junk mail, paper bags, phone books, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, wrapping paper (no metallic or bows).

New! shredded paper can now be recycled by placing it in clear plastic bags.

Cardboard
corrugated, shoe, gift, and cereal boxes, etc., cut or flatten as needed to release easily from the cart.

Plastics
bottles and containers, rinsed #1,2,3,4,5,6,7 on the bottom, no polystyrene (Styrofoam).

New! Food and Beverage Cartons - includes milk, cream, egg substitutes, juice, soup, broth, wine and juice box cartons.

NOT RECYCLABLE

  • Food contaminated items (i.e. pizza boxes)
  • Plastic shopping bags or any type of plastic wrap or film
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Electronics
  • Food waste
  • Any glass that is not a bottle, i.e. mirrors, ceramics, windows, light bulbs, etc.

Missed pickup or other collection issue? Contact our new hauler, County Waste at 1-800-832-1332


2019 Holiday Trash and Recycling Schedule
There will be no collection these holidays; and, the rest of the week following the holiday will be on a one-day delay.
New Year’s Day – Tuesday January 1, 2019
Memorial Day - Monday May 27, 2019
4th of July – Thursday July 4, 2019
Labor Day – Monday September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving – Thursday November 28, 2019
Christmas Day – Wednesday December 25, 2019
New Year's Day – Wednesday January 1, 2020


2019 Special Curbsibe Recylcing Collections

Each residence can put out two (2) bulk items on their regularly scheduled collection day during these weeks. Bulk items include items too large to fit into the waste cart and are further defined as items having the approximate size and weight of a standard size sofa that can be carried by two (2) men. Examples include furniture, mattresses, rolled up and tied rugs no larger than 3’x6’. Unacceptable materials that will not be collected include construction materials, hazardous waste, electronics, tires, yard waste, grass clippings or additional household trash.

Can’t wait for the next quarterly collection? Stop by the township offices and purchase a tag for $20 each. Affix the tag to your bulk item and put it out curbside on your next collection day. No limit on the number of items you can have collected in this manner, but if it’s more than two (2), you will need to contact County Waste at 1-800-832-1332 so they can plan accordingly.

The week of March 4th
The week of June 3rd
The week of Sept 9th
The week of Dec.2nd


Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste is no longer allowed in landfills in the State of Pennsylvania. There will be (2) yard waste collections: one in the spring and one in the fall each year and these materials will be composted.
Unlimited amounts of yard waste (leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, garden clippings) will be collected curbside.

  • Place your materials curbside as follows:
  • Any clean, open-top container (use your former cylindrical, yellow recycling container, but NOT YOUR AUTOMATED CART)
  • Compostable brown paper bags available at certain grocery stores or online.
  • Tie with cotton or hemp twine in bundles no larger than 3’x3’x3’, and weighing no more than 40 lbs.
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS, OR PLASTIC OR SYNTHETIC ROPE, OR TWINE
  • 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.

The week of May 13th
The week of Oct.14th


White/Metal Goods Collection
Appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers (remove doors; no need to remove Freon), washers, dryers, hot water heaters, dehumidifiers, bicycles, and lawnmowers (oil and gas removed), BBQ grills (gas and/or charcoal removed), and various other household metal items.

The week of May 20th
The week of Oct 28th


2019 Forks Township Yard Waste Site Hours and Regulations:

November 5, 2018 to March 10, 2019
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturdays 8am to 1pm

March 11, 2019 to November 3, 2019
Tuesday & Wednesday 11am to 7pm
Saturdays 8am to 1pm

November 4, 2019 to March 9, 2020
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturdays 8am to 1pm

The Center will collect all of the following:

  • Single Stream Recycling - Residents will now be able to drop off all recyclables listed under curbside collection
  • Yard waste - Unlimited amounts of yard waste (leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, garden clippings)
  • Metal Items and White Goods - Appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers (remove doors; no need to remove Freon), washers, dryers, hot water heaters, dehumidifiers, bicycles, and lawnmowers (oil and gas removed), BBQ grills (gas and/or charcoal removed), and various other household metal items.
  • NO tree stumps, loose soils, sod, any wood, construction debris or tree limbs over twelve (12) inches in diameter; human or animal excrement; noxious weeds or soil contaminated with hazardous substances.
  • This facility is available for use by both Forks Township’s residents and businesses! Proof of residency will be required for yard waste.


2019 Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, and Paint, Etc.
Special events to collect these types of items are hosted by municipalities and various organizations at numerous nearby locations throughout the year. Many are sponsored by Northampton County. We will post information and links here as this information becomes available.







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