Upper Macungie Township
Trash and Recycling Guidelines

Contact Information

Phone: (610) 754-0103; Option 2

Email: umt@whitetaildisposal.com

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 7am – 5:30pm; Sat 8am – 12pm

Text Alerts: “UPPERMAC” to 24587

Services Provided for

Upper Macungie Township

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Trash

All refuse must be bagged and placed in the proper UMT cart(s) provided by the township. Any refuse or materials outside of the cart will not be collected. No yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, dirt, mulch, branches, etc.) is permitted in the UMT cart.

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Recycle

All recycling materials must be placed directly into the yellow lid UMT cart with NO BAGS. All food/drink containers must be cleaned and free of debris, all cardboard must be flattened. Permitted recyclable materials are listed below.

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Bulk

Residents may put out one bulk item per week. The bulk item must be reasonably lifted by two persons. All bulk items must be scheduled with the Whitetail Disposal office via phone or email. Any resident with refuse in excess of this may purchase a bulky waste sticker from the Upper Macungie Township Office.

FAQ's

and Collection Guidelines

Collection

Days

All service days shall remain the same when Whitetail Disposal begins servicing after the January 1st holiday. Attached is a map of the collection days provided by Upper Macungie Township. If you have any questions about your service day please reach out to the Whitetail Disposal office via phone call at (610) 754-0103 Option 2, or via email at umt@whitetaildisposal.com.

Holiday

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. THERE WILL BE NO TWICE PER WEEK SERVICE DURING A HOLIDAY SCHEDULE. Below is our 2021 schedule.

2021 Holiday Schedule:

New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1st: Friday service moved to Saturday, all other service days unaffected

Memorial Day – Monday, May 31st: All service days delayed by one day

Independence Day – Sunday, July 4th: No service days affected

Labor Day – Monday, September 6th: All service days delayed by one day

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 25th: Thursday and Friday service delayed one day, all other days unaffected

Christmas Day – Saturday, December 25th: No service days affected

*Please place materials curbside the night prior to your service day so we may guarantee collection.

Equipment

and Placement

All carts currently being used for service shall remain the same for the new contract. Please ensure carts are placed in an area accessible at ground level within 3 feet of the street or alley curb line. Make sure to have the wheels of the carts facing away from the street so that all materials are emptied completely. Carts should be placed with at least 3 feet of clearance from mailboxes, poles, lampposts, vehicles, and other carts. Please place all carts at the proper servicing location the night before your collection day in order to ensure timely pickup.

All recyclables and refuse must be placed at the curb the night before your collection day. We are not permitted to collect from areas of your property other than curbside. Anything not at the curb will not be collected.

Help us keep your costs down...

KEEP THE

WHEELS

TO THE

CURB!

IMPORTANT Information about toter placement on trash day

Waste

Guidelines

To learn more, please reference our guide below and expand the sections that are relevant to you. Recyclable items can vary based on your location. Check local programs to find out what is recyclable in your area.

Recycling

Guidelines

To learn more, please reference our guide below and expand the sections that are relevant to you. Recyclable items can vary based on your location. Check local programs to find out what is recyclable in your area.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

These items can go in your recycling bin, as long as they’re clean and dry.
 
Plastic bottles

Recycle plastics by shape: bottles, jars, jugs and tubs. The “chasing arrows” symbol doesn’t necessarily mean it’s recyclable.

Clean and dry containers, then put the cap back on before tossing in the bin.

Metal Cans / Containers

Recycle empty tin, aluminum and steel cans.

Please be sure to rinse them out first.

newspapers

Paper, newspaper and magazines are good to recycle.

If paper is soiled or wet, compost it.

Cardboard (Flattened)

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

Please note pizza boxes are trash and not recyclable.

Paperboard

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

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

NOT ACCEPTABLE IN YOUR BIN

Try to reduce and reuse these items instead of putting them in the trash.
 

Do not bag recyclables in black or non see through bags. They must be loose in the bin or in a clear see through bag.

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 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.
 
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.
 

OTHER MATERIALS

Typically not accepted for curbside pickup. Check local programs for disposal options.
 

Garden hoses, rope, leashes, wire, holiday lights, string and chains should never go in the recycling bin.

“Tanglers” can wrap around equipment, endanger workers and shut down entire recycling centers. If they are still in good condition, donate them.

Dirty diapers’ and pet waste’s will spoil all of the recyclables, turning the load to trash. They shouldn’t be recycled!

Trash these instead and keep recyclables clean and dry.

Clothing, textiles, shower curtains, mini-pools, fencing and furniture don’t go in the recycling.

Check local programs for reuse and recycling options first. Put them in the trash bin if no other options are available.

Medical waste can pose a safety hazard and never goes in curbside recycling or waste bins.

Needles are especially dangerous so contact your local provider.

Car parts, scrap metal, tires, filters, propane cylinders and the like are safety hazards if put in curbside recycling or trash bins.

Check locally for special collection programs or take them to a local retailer or scrap recycler.

How to be a

better recycler

Asset

Reduce

You the consumer. You can reduce by choosing paper over plastic or not using that plastic straw next time you’re out for dinner. You can also reduce by not bagging grass clippings or lawn & garden refuse. **look for more information to come in Spring 2019 on the Whitetail Disposal Compost program.

Reuse

You the consumer. Purchase and use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic shopping bags. Resale items that still have usable value on places like Craigslist & Facebook Marketplace.

Recycle

You the consumer partnered with WD & Cougle’s Recycling center. With our Single Stream recycling toters WD is environmentally correct my making sure your home’s recyclables make it to the recycle center and stay out of landfills.

Recover

You the consumer partnered with WD & our resource recovery facility Covanta. WD ensures it is environmentally correct by partnering with the energy from waste facility Covanta. This means everything that isn’t recyclable is recovered and turned into energy.

Disposal

Landfill

Help Whitetail Disposal be Pennsylvania’s leading environmentally correct waste hauler by partnering with us and practicing the 4R’s in your home today!

Where my

Recycling Goes

The following items are NOT included in your Standard Service and will incur an extra cost (as listed).

Bulk

Items

Bulk items can be scheduled for pickup by contacting the Whitetail Disposal office either via phone at (610) 754-0103 Option 2, or via email at umt@whitetaildisposal.com. Residents are limited to one item per week, and the item must have a size and weight that can be reasonably lifted by two persons. All bulk items should be scheduled by telephone or email prior to 11:00 AM on the day before your regularly scheduled service. Items not scheduled with enough notice will be picked up the following week.

The following items are included in your Standard Service at no extra cost to you.

Loveseat

Loveseat

Recliner

Recliner

Stuffed Chair

Stuffed Chair

Rocking Chair

Rocking Chair

Small Dresser

Small Dresser

Coffee Table

Coffee Table

Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner

End Table

End Table

Single Mattress (box spring included)

Must be wrapped in plastic

Single Mattress (box spring included)

Must be wrapped in plastic

Double Mattress (box spring included)

Must be wrapped in plastic

Double Mattress (box spring included)

Must be wrapped in plastic

Full Mattress, (box spring included)

Must be wrapped in plastic

Full Mattress, (box spring included)

Must be wrapped in plastic

Carpet (3 rolls cut into 4' lengths)

Carpet (3 rolls cut into 4' lengths)

Yard

Waste

The following items are NOT included in your Standard Service and will incur an extra cost (as listed).

Hazardous

Waste

The following items are NOT included in your Standard Service and will incur an extra cost (as listed).