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Municipal Waste Services

Tatamy Borough

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Our Customer Service team hours are:

  • 8am – 5pm Monday-Friday
  • 8am – 12pm Saturdays
  • Direct Dial 610-936-9967
Providing Services to Your Community

Your Service Day is Tuesday

Place the trash and recycling out on Monday evening for Tuesday pick up.
Trash Services
All You Need to Know About

Trash Service in Tatamy Borough

One (1) 96 gal trash toter is provided to Tatamy residents.

Toters should be placed curbside Monday evening for Tuesday pick-up.

  • Your containers 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.
Trash & Recycle Toters
Bulk services
Large Item Removal

Bulk Service

To ensure proper pick up, all bulk items should be scheduled in advance by contacting the office by noon on Monday.

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 Borough Department by 12 noon on Monday to schedule:

Recycling Guide
We Are Here to Guide You

Recycling Services

Recycling must be placed in the 64 gal toter provided to residents.

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

The most environmentally correct way to dispose of leaves is to utilize the borough’s removal program.

If you have any questions please call the Borough Office at 610-252-7123.


Northampton County offers yard waste drop off sites for residents.

Special rules and instructions may apply, it is recommended to call Drop-Off locations before visiting.

  • Proof of residency is required. Some municipalities may require purchase of an ID card, or fees may be associated with dropping off material, contact your municipality for questions.
  • Items not accepted as Yard Waste: railroad ties, telephone poles, pressure treated wood, lumber, construction materials, rocks, stone, brick, cinder block, concrete, plywood, treated fence post or fence, plastic/synthetic material, manure, plastic bags.

The pick up schedule will be posted at the Municipal Building.

  • Residents are asked to put leaf piles at the end of their yards by the curb NOT in the street, for pick up. Leaves in the gutter causes problems with the drains.
  • Please note that this is for leaves only. Sticks, stones, grass clippings, etc. are not permitted. These items can damage the vacuum.

If you have any questions please call the Borough Office at 610-252-7123.

  • Trees from Christmas 2023 will be picked up: Saturday January 13th, 2024
  • Trees over 6′ tall should be cut in half.
  • All decorations must be removed.
  • Do not bag trees for pick up.
Holiday Services
Holiday Services and Schedule

Tatamy Borough

Tatamy Memorial Day 2024

Monday, May 27th, 2024
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Tatamy Independence Day 2024

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
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Tatamy Labor Day 2024

Monday, September 2nd, 2024
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Tatamy Thanksgiving Day 2024

Thursday, November 28th, 2024
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Tatamy Christmas 2024

Wednesday, December 25th, 2024
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Tatamy New Year’s Day 2025

Wednesday, January 1st, 2025
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Upcoming Events
Tatamy Borough

Upcoming Events

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Municipal Waste Services

Commonly Asked Questions

Yes, please utilize the trash and recycling toters provided by Whitetail.

If you have anything unusual like construction material, paint cans, or appliances, please contact us first –  we may be able to help make these items disappear for you!

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