Dumpster day: Saturday, September 16th
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Fire Training Grounds on Klines Lane
Please make sure your cans are at the curb the night before your pick-up date.
Please contact us for information.
For our employees’ safety:
Contact our Borough Department no less than 24 hours PRIOR to your regular pick up day to schedule:
You must use a container clearly marked or labeled as recycling to hold your recyclables. A durable “recycling” blue container is preferred.
Recycling must be clean and should be loose in your can.
All bottles and containers must be rinsed clean and dry.
Shredded paper cannot be recycle.
If paper is soiled or wet, compost or trash it.
Corrugated cardboard like shipping boxes and chipboard like cereal boxes.
Must be broken down.
If cardboard is soiled, compost or trash it.
Make sure containers are rinsed out and completely empty to avoid contamination.
Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.
Brown, clear, or green glass.
Make sure glass containers are rinsed out and completely empty to avoid contamination.
Plastic bags are not accepted as part of curbside recycling programs – they get tangled in equipment and threaten worker safety.
Plastic bags can be recycled at most grocery stores.
Plastic wrap, bubble wrap, sandwich bags and freezer bags should not go in the recycle bin.
Reuse whenever possible for presents, moving, or storage of similar items, or look for local options to recycle.
Flexible packaging like chip bags and juice or soup pouches cannot be recycled in curbside programs.
This type of packaging is made from multiple materials preventing it from being recycled.
Food and yard was cannot be recycled through our curbside program.
Compost or utilize Emmaus Borough’s yard waste program.
Polystyrene foam, plastic “to-go” containers and cups are made of non-recyclable materials, and are not acceptable in the curbside recycling program.
Packing peanuts aren’t recyclable either, however some shipping stores will take peanuts back for reuse.
The Borough is very pleased to have the resources of the Emmaus Compost Center located on Klines Lane.
For the convenience of their residents, Emmaus Borough provides property owners with two ways to properly dispose of leaves and yard waste.
Residents desiring curbside yard waste collection through Public Works must use the following procedure:
Contact the Borough to have your bags collected.
The Borough permits residents to bring their yard clippings, branches, and small shrubs to be deposited at the compost center, as well as allowing residents to take home screened compost and wood mulch.
The Compost Site only accepts organic yard waste. No lumber, root balls with dirt, garbage, dirt, building materials, etc., is allowed.
Thursday and Friday service days will be delayed by one day.
Normal Thursday service will occur on Friday, and normal Friday service will occur on Saturday.
* Wednesday service day will remain unaffected. *
Regular household trash is fine to throw away.
If you have anything unusual like paint cans, appliances, or electronics please contact us first – we may be able to help make these items disappear for you!
It makes the lives much easier for our drivers and helpers to have the trash in bags. So please put their trash in bags that are securely closed.