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Public Works- Curbside Recycling

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is advising consumers and businesses of new rules for recycling electronic devices that took effect on January 24, 2013. The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act prohibits the disposal of covered devices (such as computers, laptops, monitors and televisions) with residential trash and trash haulers are legally prohibited from taking these items. E-waste materials must be disposed of at a properly certified facility or at a scheduled e-cycling event. Listed below is the information for a local drop-off facility that will accept your e-products for disposal free of charge beginning on March 5, 2013:

Free Electronic Recycling Drop Off

HOURS: Please visit their website for hours information. www.freecyclellc.com or call 484-866-0927

WHERE: 1120 S. 25th Street, Easton, Pa. 18042 (corner of 25th St and Freemansburg Ave)

Second location: 795 Roble Road, Allentown, Pa. 18109. Open M, W, F 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and every third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHAT'S ACCEPTED: The following items may be dropped off free of charge: Alarm clocks, answering machines, audio recorders, bread makers, calculators, adding machines, cameras, CD players, cell phones, circuit boards, clothes dryer, clothes washer, coffee makers, compact disks, computer laptops, computer network servers, computer towers, copiers (floor models, desktop), cords/cables/wires, curling irons/hair styling equip/hot rollers, DVD players, DVDs, floppys, VCR Tapes, electronic keyboards, extension cords, fans (ceiling, floor model, desktop, window), fitness equipment (treadmill, elliptical, etc.), games (hand-held & video console), grills (no tanks), hair dryers, headphones, I-pods, keyboards, metal scrap, mice, microphones, microwaves, modems, modem air cards, monitors (LCDs/Plasma/CRT), movie projectors, pagers, panini irons, popcorn makers, portable heaters, power tools (drills, saws, etc.), desktop printers, radios, scanners, shavers/trimmers, small appliances, stovetops, magnetic tapes, telephones, televisions, toaster/toaster ovens, typewriters, VCR’s, video gaming systems, waffle irons, webcams, weed trimmers (electric).

The following fees apply to televisions and computer monitors:

Televisions (CRT) Up to 18 inches $20.00
Televisions (CRT) 19 inches to 27 inches $30.00
Televisions (CRT) 28 inches and larger $40.00
Computer Monitors (CRT) $10.00
Projection Televisions (Plastic or Wood) $50.00
Televisions (CRT wooden consoles) $50.00
LCD and Plasma Televisions (Any size) $20.00
LCD Computer Monitor (Any size) $3.00

Charge of $20.00 for – Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, Freezers and Dehumidifiers
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Batteries, Lamps or Fire Alarms

For more information contact: www.freecyclellc.com or call 484-866-0927

Great News for the City’s Recycling Program


Single Stream recycling is now available in the City of Easton. This means that you no longer need to separate your recyclables—paper products may now be mixed with plastic, glass and aluminum. While we will still accept materials that are separated, we are hoping to encourage more residents to participate by making it easier than ever to recycle. Please note that this only applies to recycling and that any recyclable materials must always be separated from trash.

Additionally, please note that all residents who are serviced by Raritan Valley Disposal are eligible to earn valuable rewards through RecycleBank® just by recycling. For account information or technical assistance please contact RecycleBank® at 888-727-2978. If you do not yet have a bar code sticker on your city recycling can please contact the Public Works Department for more information.

Recycle containers (20 gallon) are available for $5 at Easton City Hall.




  • Trash & Recycling Schedule & Map
  • City of Easton Recycling Ordinance

    Curbside Recycling Information


    The City of Easton now provides recycling pickup every week - place at curb the night before your pickup day after 5:00 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m. the morning of your pickup day.

    1) Clean and Place these items in your Blue City Recycle Can:

    • Aluminum cans (beer & soda)
    • Aluminum foil & foil plates, etc.
    • Glass bottles & jars (food & drink only)
    • Plastic bottles, jars, tubs and buckets (such as soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine, pet food, etc.) - no plastic bags.
    • All plastic food and beverage containers labeled #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7. Note that styrofoam is not acceptable
    • Metal food cans (tin/steel); metal lids
    • Metal pots and pans
    • Paper – dry & clean (not in plastic bags)
    • Newspaper & inserts
    • Magazines & catalogs
    • Junk mail, envelopes, file folders
    • Office white, colored and computer paper (staples & paper clips ok)
    • Corrugated cardboard boxes – broken down in no larger than 2’ x 2’ pieces
    • Cereal & gift boxes, etc. that tear brown or grey (remove bag liners)
    • Paper bags & phone books
    • Wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows etc.)

    The following materials are not acceptable and should not be mixed in with your recyclables:

    • Ceramics, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs
    • Glass cookware/bakeware (Pyrex, Vision Ware, etc.)
    • Plastic bags, styrofoam containers, styrofoam packaging, or packaging peanuts
    • Take out containers, plastic cups, plastic tableware
    • Containers of hazardous or toxic materials
    • Tissues or paper towels
    • Bound books
    • Paper cartons for milk or juice (gable-top cartons) or wax coated boxes
    • Household appliances or toys
    • Coat hangers
    • Food waste, garbage
    • No Styrofoam Products or Plastic Bags

    Public Works - Recycling Drop-Off Center

    Recycling Center Information


    The City's recycling drop-off center hours of operation are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    The Center is located at 500 Bushkill Drive, just west of the 4th Street exit ramp in downtown Easton. Patrons should drive carefully through the complex and follow the designated recycling lane that will lead to the drop-off center.




    The Center will collect all of the same recyclable materials that are collected curbside and also printer cartridges, cell phones and chargers. Recycling containers can be purchased at the Recycling Center or the Treasurers Office in City Hall.


    1. Commingled - Plastic/Glass/Cans:
      Plastic Containers - No. 1(PETE), No. 2 (HDPE), No. 3 (V), No. 4 (LDPE), No. 5 (PP), #6 (PS) and No. 7 (Other Glass - Green, brown and clear glass only. Cans - Aluminum & tin: * Clean all containers, removal all caps and lids. Labels do not need to be removed. Aerosol cans must be empty.
      * Clean all containers, removal all caps and lids. Labels do not need to be removed. Aerosol cans must be empty.

    2. Mixed Fiber
      Paper Products - Newspapers, Magazines, Paper, and Junk mail:
      Includes colored advertisements, any junk mail, envelopes (with or without plastic windows), and single layer cardboard boxes such as cereal boxes, cracker boxes, pasta boxes, etc. No food contaminated boxes such as pizza or juice cartons.

    3. Cardboard
      Do not include single layer boxes such as cereal, pizza, cracker, etc. Also, no wax-coated boxes, gable-top cartons (milk & orange juice) or boxes that are food, paint, or oil contaminated. You do not need to break down your cardboard for the compactor.

      The City of Easton's Recycling Drop-off Center is open to both residents and businesses for drop-off of acceptable recyclable materials only. The City will also accept leaves and yard waste during business hours, however these materials will be accepted from Residents Only.


    Unacceptable Materials for Recycling


    The following materials are not acceptable and should not be mixed with your recyclables:

    • Ceramics, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses
    • Glass cookware/bakeware (Pyrex, Vision Ware, etc.)
    • Window glass, mirrors, light bulbs
    • Plastic bags
    • Styrofoam containers, packaging, or packaging peanuts
    • Take out containers, plastic cups, plastic tableware
    • Containers of hazardous or toxic materials
    • Tissue or paper towels
    • Bound books
    • Paper cartons for milk or juice (gable-top cartons)
    • Wax coated boxes
    • Toys
    • Household appliances
    • Coat hangers
    • Food waste, garbage



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