Municipal Waste Services

Salisbury Township

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Our Customer Service team hours are:

  • 8am – 5pm Monday-Friday
  • 8am – 12pm Saturdays
  • Direct Dial 610-936-9967
Need to check your service day?

Searchable Service Map

Follow the link below to look up your pick up day for trash and recycling.

Trash Services
All You Need to Know About

Trash Service Salisbury Township

Please make sure to have your township provided waste and recycling carts curbside the night before your service day.

  • Only the carts issued by the township can 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.
  • Carts should be as close to the curb as possible but no further than six feet away from the curb edge.

We cannot take:

  • Hazardous waste including radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or acidic items.
  • E-waste including televisions, computers, etc.
  • C & D including materials resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations.
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Have additional trash?

Additional Cart Lease

Salisbury Township residents can lease a 2nd trash cart for additional waste for a one time fee.

Please contact the Whitetail Municipal Department to pay for and schedule delivery of a 2nd cart.

Direct Dial 610-936-9967.


Bulk services
Salisbury Township

Bulk Waste

There is a limit of one bulk item per residential property per week.

Large items of refuse including, but not limited to, furniture, carpet, mattresses, and appliances.

  • This does not include construction debris: waste building materials resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations.

Mattresses and Toilets

For our employees’ safety:

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

How to Schedule

Contact our Municipality Department by 12pm on Friday to schedule bulk items for collection the following week:

Recycling Guide
We Are Here to Guide You

Recycling Services

Recyclables must be clean and dry.

Do not bag recyclables.

If your recycling is contaminated it will be handled as trash.

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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.


Shredded paper is too small to be properly processed at the recycling facility.


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

Salisbury Township provides several yard waste drop off locations.

Please check back with the township for 2024 dates and hours.

Yard waste will not be collected with the regular waste service.

The Department of Public Works will be conducting curbside Christmas tree collection every Tuesday in the month of January.

To ensure proper pickup, please place your trees at the curb free of ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc. prior to your desired Tuesday collection day.  Trees do not have to be cut in half.

If you have any questions, please call 610-797-4000, ext. 5850.


Is available through the township select times during the year.

Check back with the township for 2024 dates.

Holiday Services
Holiday Services and Schedule

Salisbury Township

Salisbury Memorial Day 2024

Monday, May 27th, 2024
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Salisbury Independence Day 2024

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
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Salisbury Labor Day 2024

Monday, September 2nd, 2024
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Salisbury Thanksgiving Day 2024

Thursday, November 28th, 2024
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Salisbury Christmas Day 2024

Wednesday, December 25th, 2024
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Salisbury New Years Day 2025

Wednesday, January 1st, 2025
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Upcoming Events
Salisbury Township

Upcoming Events

Lehigh County: 2024

Check back for 2024 dates.

Municipal Waste Services

Commonly Asked Questions

Yes, residents must use the trash and recycle carts provided by the township. After it is delivered personal equipment will not be serviced.

Please contact us if you need to lease a 2nd trash cart.

  1. Break down and flatten large boxes that do not fit in recycle cart.
  2. Stack boxes neatly.
  3. Secure with tape or twine.

Bundles should be 4′ long x 1′ thick or less.

One (1) bundle per week can be put out next to the recycling cart.

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 these items.

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