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Forks Township

Trash & Recycling

The township with a contracted hauler handles municipal Waste and recycling pick-up in Forks Township. Billing is done through Forks Township based on the dollar amount of the contract.

The current rate for trash and recylcing is $240 per year. Bills are issued quarterly, and are combined with the quarterly sewer billing.

Recycling containers may be picked-up at the Forks Township Municipal Building between the hours of 7:30 - 4:30.

Each household is entitled to one (1) container.

Additional containers may be purchased for $11.00.

If a holiday falls before your scheduled pick-up day, your pick-up is the following day. If holiday falls after your pick-up day, there is no change.


Recycling and Trash may be placed out the evening before your pick up day after 6 p.m. You must place your trash and recycling at the curb no later than 5 a.m. Collection begins at 5 a.m. Place all trash and recycling at the curb and in view of crews. Do not block the view or accessibility of your trash and recycling. Hauler will not take old trash cans unless there is a note attached to it. This includes old recycling containers.


Schedule Holiday are:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

For holiday changes please contact the Municipal Building at (610) 258-5909.

Trash
All normal household trash may be placed at the curbside the night before scheduled pick-up. Please make sure all items are secured in cans or bags (not heavier than 35 lbs.) and are properly tied.

One can of Construction Material may be placed out per week not to exceed 40 lbs. This is limited to drywall, plaster, lath, roofing, shingles and lumber-cut down to maximum length of 3 feet.

Carpets
No more then 4 x 4 feet in length and not more than 40 pounds in weight; a 12 x 12 room can be put out for one pickup.

Boxes
Boxes must be flattened and tied in bundles of not more then 2 feet wide by 2 feet in length.

Yard Waste
Currently all grass clippings, twigs etc. may be included with your trash however, there is a (5) bag limit each week per household. We ask that all sticks and twigs be bundled and easy to handle.

Please try to eliminate grass clippings by mulching your lawn as you mow.

Mulching blades and mowers are a great alternative to disposing clippings in a Landfill and the tiny pieces are actually good for your lawn.

Recycling
The township currently recycles all common items including aluminum foil, plates etc. must be clean

  • Glass bottles and jars (food and drink only)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, tubs and buckets - NO PLASTIC BAGS
  • All plastic containers must be labeled #1-#7 at this time #6 is not acceptable
  • Metal cans and lids
  • Dry Paper
  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Junk mail, envelopes, file folders
  • Office white, colored and computer paper
  • Cereal and gift boxes that tear - brown or grey (remove bag liners)
  • Paper bags and phone books
  • Wrapping paper that is not metallic, remove bows etc.

    Please remember to put all items in the container provided and remember you do not have to sort the items, just make sure each item has been rinsed out. A completed list of items can be obtained at the Municipal Building.

    **Note** It is a State Law - Haulers are no longer allowed to accept Electrical Items. Please contact FREECycle at 484-866-0927 for items such as Televisions, Computers, radios, toaster overns, VCR's etc. They are located at 1120 South 25th Street, Easton, Pa. 18042 (corner of 25th Street and Freemansburg Avenue)for more information contact them at www.FreeCyclellc.com

    NOTE: Electronic Recycling is no longer FREE (please call 484-866-0927 for current rates)

    Large Items & Tires
    Any large items (furniture, washing machines, dryers, etc.) may be placed out with your regular trash. There is a limit of (1)tire each week per household.

    Special Items
    Items containing freon such as refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. need to be handled differently. A plumber needs to be contacted for removal of freon, and a special tag needs to be applied at which time the item may be placed at curbside.

    Disposal of hazardous materials (paint, batteries, etc.) may be disposed of by contacting the DEP at 610-861-2070 or call the Northampton County Recycle hotline at 610-559-3200.