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Municipal Waste Services

Tatamy Borough

About the Service
Municipal Waste Services

Borough of Tatamy

Whitetail Disposal is proud to partner with the Tatamy Borough to provide  waste and recycling services to its residents.

To reach our borough customer service team by phone at 610-754-0103 option 2.

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturdays 8am-12pm

Your collection day is Tuesday and all waste and recycling should be placed curbside Monday night. 

What You Need to Know

Trash Service

  • Your collection day is Wednesday
  • All waste should be placed curbside Tuesday night.
  • Please do not put anything you do not wish to be picked up near your carts.
  • Trash should be bagged.

  • Please make sure your cans have at least 4 feet clearance from any other objects including mailboxes, cars, street signs, etc., with the wheels facing your home
  • To help us prevent waste spills please make sure your container lid is closed.
  • Wheels on your toter should be toward the house so that all materials are emptied.

For safety and health reasons we cannot take:

  • Demolition and construction material including drywall, bricks, lumber and shingles.
  • Hazardous waste including radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic
  • Automotive parts
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Here to Guide You On


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Acceptable Items


Plastic 1 and 2 are preferred but  1-7 are accepted.

Recycle plastics by shape: bottles, jars, jugs and tubs. 

All bottles and containers must be rinsed clean and dry.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.


Recycle empty tin, aluminum and steel cans.

All food and beverage cans must be rinsed clean and dry.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.


Paper, newspaper and magazines are good to recycle.

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


Flatten and bundle all cardboard and paperboard when not placing inside toter.

Pizza boxes are trash and not recyclable.


Glass food bottles and jars can be recycled.

Not all glass is recyclable. Glass that has specialized chemical compositions such as tempered glass are not recyclable. 

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

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

Unacceptable Items

plastic bottles

If you must bag your recyclables, see through bags are required.

Any recyclables bagged in solid (non-see through) bags must be handled as trash.


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.


Cups with plastic or waxed coatings are not recyclable. The plastic lids should be trashed as well.

Invest in and carry a reusable cup instead.


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.

Bulk, Hazardous, & Yard Waste
What you need to know about

Bulk items, Hazardous Waste, and Yard Waste

Large Items and Items That Don’t Fit in Your Can

Bulk Items

To ensure proper pick up all bulk items should be scheduled in advance by calling the office at 610-754-0103 option 2 or by email.

Please contact us by noon Monday.


For our employee’s safety

  • Mattresses and box springs  must wrapped in plastic
  • Toilets must be bagged
Bulk Services
The Right Way to Dispose of

Yard Waste and Leaves

The most environmentally correct way to dispose of leaves is to utilize municipal yard waste programs.

The pick up schedule will be posted at the Municipal Building. Please note that this is for leaves only.

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

Lower Nazareth Township allows Tatamy residents to bring their yard debris (twigs, shrubbery, etc.) to their facility.

  • You must first pick up a permit from the Tatamy Borough Municipal Office, and there is a $25 fee for each load of yard waste.
  • The address for this is 4600 Newburg Road, Nazareth, PA 18064. The entrance is on Gremar Road.
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Disposal of

Hazardous and E-Waste

Northampton county offers hazardous waste (paint, pool chemicals, gasoline, etc.) and electronic waste drop-offs periodically throughout the year. Check out their website for more details.

Hazardous Waste
Holiday Schedule
Whitetail Disposal

2022 Holiday Schedule

  • There are no holiday delays for Tatamy Borough

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