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Municipal Waste Services

Northampton Township

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Our Customer Service team hours are:

  • 8am – 5pm Monday-Friday
  • 8am – 12pm Saturdays
  • Direct Dial 610-936-9967
Whitetail Disposal and Your

Trash & Recycle Equipment

Whitetail Disposal will be servicing the majority of Northampton Township residents with automated trucks that utilizing new Northampton Township toters for collection.

Some residents will still be serviced by manual trucks and will not be receiving toters.

We are delivering trash toters to residents on automated routes through the end of December.

Residents who are receiving trash toters should begin using January 1st.

Do not use your new trash toter before Whitetail begins service.

If you have a green recycle toter provided by Northampton township continue to use it.

There are no changes in your recycling equipment. 

Need to check your service day?

Searchable Service Map

Follow the link below to search our Northampton Township service map and find out your pick up day for trash and recycling.

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Trash Services
All You Need to Know About

Trash Services Northampton Township

Make sure to put your trash & recycle carts curbside for collection the night before your pick up day.

As a reminder, any trash placed outside your cart will not be collected. However, you can get 2nd cart.

  • Northampton carts must be used.
  • Your carts should be at least 3 feet clear of any other objects including other carts, mailboxes, cars, street signs, etc.
  • Wheels on your cart should be toward the house so that all materials are emptied.
  • Be sure trash is bagged and lids are closed to prevent spills.

We cannot take:

  • Hazardous waste including radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or acidic items.
  • E-waste including televisions, computers, etc.
  • C & D including concrete, roofing, and other home remodeling debris.
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Cart Lease
Have additional trash or recycling?

Additional Cart Lease

Any residence may get a 2nd waste cart  (maximum 2 waste carts total per residence).

There is no additional monthly cost for a 2nd cart.

Subject to a one-time charge.

The Township will not exchange used trash carts or recycle carts for new ones.

Carts are property of the township.


Trash Only

65 Gallon Cart

Contact us for pricing and to schedule.

Trash Only

95 gallon cart

Contact us for pricing and to schedule.

Bulk services
Large Items

Bulk Service

Bulk waste will be collected on the regular collection day, and limited to one (1) item per week with restriction that the size and weight may be reasonably to lifted by two persons.

All bulk items should be scheduled in advance.

Mattresses and Toilets

For our employees’ safety:

  • Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic.
  • Toilets must be bagged.

Collection of Items Containing Freon

Freezer, Refrigerator, Air conditioner, dehumidifier, water cooler:

  • All doors must be removed prior to pick up.
  • These items cannot be picked up with the regular truck.

C & D including concrete, roofing, and other home remodeling debris is not considered a bulk item.

How to Schedule

Contact our Municipality Department by 12pm the day prior to your service day to schedule:

Recycling Guide
We Are Here to Guide You

Recycling Services

If your recycling is contaminated, or includes items that are not acceptable according to the list below, they will be rejected.

Recyclables must be clean and dry. Do not bag recyclables.

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Acceptable Items


 All bottles and containers must be rinsed clean and dry.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.


Shredded paper cannot be recycle. It clogs the recycling sorting line.

If paper is soiled or wet, compost or trash it.


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.


Make sure glass containers are rinsed out and completely empty to avoid contamination.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

Unacceptable Items


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 UMT’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.

Yard Waste and Leaves
Learn How to Dispose

Yard Waste and Leaves

Branches or shrubbery cannot extend over the top of the can or bag.

Yard waste should be put in your Northampton Township trash toter(s).

Trees will be collected the 3rd week of January.

Put your tree curbside with your regular trash and recycling. Trees will be collected the day after regular service.

  • Trees over 6′ tall should be cut in half.
  • All decorations must be removed.
  • Do not bag trees for pick up.

Unlimited yard waste will be collected and taken to a composting facility the day following collection of trash/recycling.

  • Use biodegradable, 30-gallon paper bags or appropriate  containers that do not weigh more than 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Tree branches and shrubbery must be no more than 36 inches long and less than 3 inches in diameter. They must be bundled and tied, taped or put in biodegradable bags.
  • Branches or shrubbery cannot extend over the top of the can or bag.
Holiday Services
Holiday Services and Schedule

Northampton Township

If your pickup day falls on a holiday, we will be there the following day to service you.


Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
Check schedule


Thursday, November 23rd, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Northampton Township

Upcoming Events

Municipal Waste Services

Commonly Asked Questions

If you have a green recycle toter provided by Northampton township continue to use it.

If you have anything unusual like construction material, paint cans, or appliances, please contact us first and we may be able to help you find a way to get rid of theses items.

We recommend you repurpose you personal can to be used for yard waste or storage

If you cannot repurpose your personal can you can put it out for collection on your trash day. It should be empty, marked wit a red X, and place upside down to let the driver know you want it removed.

Always use biodegradable, 30-gallon paper bags or personal trash containers that do not weigh more than 50 pounds when full.

Yes, Northampton Township supplies containers for their residents which must be used for service.

If you have additional trash or recycling that does not fit into your cart you can purchase a 2nd cart.

Follow the link below for a list of sites that accept freon based appliances in around Northampton Township.

For the link below for a list of E-Cycling locations and programs local to Northampton Township.

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