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Municipal Waste Services

Upper Macungie Township

Municipal Waste Services

Upper Macungie Township

Whitetail Disposal is proud to partner with the Upper Macungie Township to provide recycling and waste services to its residents.

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

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

About the Service
What You Need to Know

Trash Service

  • All waste and recycling should be placed curbside the night before your service day.
  • Please do not put anything you do not wish to be picked up near your carts.
  • Trash should be bagged.

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

For safety and health reasons we cannot take:

  • Demolition and construction material – please contact us for assistance with C&D.
  • Hazardous waste including radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic
  • Automotive parts
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Here to Guide You On

Recycling

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Acceptable Items

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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.

metalcans

Recycle empty tin, aluminum and steel cans.

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

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

newspapers

Paper, newspaper and magazines are good to recycle.

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

Cardboardbox

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

Pizza boxes are trash and not recyclable.

Bottles

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

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

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.

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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.

wax-cups

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.

styrofoam

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

One bulk item is included with township service. To ensure proper pick up all bulk items should be scheduled in advance.

Item can be scheduled by calling the office  610-754-0103 option 2 or by email.

Please schedule by noon on the day before service.

For our employees’ safety

  • Mattresses and box springs  must be 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 yard waste is to utilize Upper Macungie’s yard waste programs.

For the convenience of their residents, Upper Macungie Township provides property owners with two ways to properly dispose of leaves and yard waste.

  • Curbside Pick-Ups twice a year by the Public Works Department  (generally May and October)
  • Yard Waste Drop-Off Site located on Grim Road, across from the Township Office Building

Grim Road across from the Township Building

DROP-OFF INSTRUCTIONS: Closed on observed UMT Holidays in addition to Federal Holidays. Please call 610-395-4892 if you are unsure of the hours.

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One-time curbside pickups of yard-waste occur semi-annually, once in the Fall (October) and once in the Spring (May).

 

IF YOU MISSED THE PICK-UP DATE: Yard-wastes may be deposited at the UMT Yard Waste Drop-off Site located on the corner or intersection of Schantz & Grim Roads, next to the Public Works garage. Drop-off services is made available ONLY to Township Residents. Contractors and businesses are NOT permitted to use this facility.

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How to Safely Get Rid of

Electronic Waste

  • Next UMT E-waste event: Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Grange Road Park located at 360 Grange Road, Allentown, PA18106
Hazardous Waste
Holiday Schedule
Whitetail Disposal

2022 Holiday Service Schedule

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

For the remainder of our residential customers, your service will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

We will be closed Memorial Day.

Monday service will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, Wednesday service will occur on Thursday, Thursday service will occur on Friday. Friday service will occur on Saturday.

We will be closed Independence Day.

Monday service will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, Wednesday service will occur on Thursday, Thursday service will occur on Friday. Friday service will occur on Saturday.

We will be closed Labor Day.

Monday service will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, Wednesday service will occur on Thursday, Thursday service will occur on Friday. Friday service will occur on Saturday.

We will be closed Thanksgiving.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday service days will remain unaffected. 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.

We will be operating on a regular schedule

We will be operating on a regular schedule

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