Public Works - Trash & Recycling
2021 Forks Township Yard Waste Site Hours and Regulations - 1051 Frost Hollow Road, Easton, PA 18040:
November 2, 2020 to March 14, 2021
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturdays 8am to 1pm
March 15, 2021 to November 7, 2021
Tuesday & Wednesdays 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturdays 8am to 1pm
There will be someone at the site during the hours of operation. Proper ID (Driver's License) will be required to show proof of Township residency to enter the yard waste site.
Should you hire a contractor to drop off any yard waste from your Township residence, they will be required to have a Yard Waste Drop Off Authorization Form that can be found on the Township website or picked up from the Public Works office located at 100 Newlins Road East, Easton Pa 18040.
The following items are prohibited from being dumped at the yard waste site:
Lumber, Pressure Treated Wood, Paneling, Pallets, Shingles.
If you have any questions or need a form emailed, please call 610-438-2670 or SKramer@forkstownship.org
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.
Recycling is Good for Business and it’s the Law!
The Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 (Act 101) requires commercial, institutional, and municipal establishments located in Pennsylvania’s mandated municipalities to recycle paper, cardboard, newsprint, plastics, steel, aluminum, and bimetallic cans, glass, and leaf waste.
Recycling saves natural resources, energy, and the environment and contributes to Pennsylvania’s economy. It has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars into Forks Township and funds recycling carts and equipment for our public works department.
Forks’ Recycling Center Makes it Easy for Small Businesses!
1051 Frost Hollow Road
Easton, PA 18040
Proof of residency will be required
Accepts mixed recyclables, cardboard, scrap metal, white goods, and unlimited amounts of grass and yard waste.
If you sign your business in with the recycling attendant, you won’t need to track your recycling weight for yearly reporting – we’ll do it for you!
Business Recycling Reporting
The State of Pennsylvania and Forks Township require all commercial, institutional and municipal entities to provide businesses to submit written reports regarding the type and weight of materials recycled annually. Watch for your reporting forms in the mail in December.
Completed and signed reports containing the type and weight of materials recycled, along with any required supporting documentation, are due to Forks Township annually.
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?
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.
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
rinsed clear, brown and green bottles and jars, no lids.
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.
corrugated, shoe, gift, and cereal boxes, etc., cut or flatten as needed to release easily from the cart.
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.
- Food contaminated items (i.e. pizza boxes)
- Plastic shopping bags or any type of plastic wrap or film
- Yard waste
- 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
2021 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 – Wednesday January 1, 2021
Memorial Day - Monday May 31, 2021
4th of July – Sunday July 4, 2021
Labor Day – Monday September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving – Thursday November 25, 2021
Christmas Day – Saturday December 25, 2021
New Year's Day – Saturday January 1, 2022
2021 Special Curbside Recycling 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 8th
The week of June 7th
The week of Sept 13th
The week of Dec 6th
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 10th
The week of Oct 4th
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 17th
The week of Oct 18th
2021 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.