Seal of Macungie Borough
21 Locust Street / Macungie, Pa 18062 / 610-966-2503 / Fax: 610-966-2788

Trash and Recycling

Macungie Borough Trash and Recycling Collection
The Borough provides curbside trash and recycling collection once per week for all residents and commercial establishments meeting the six (6) bags of trash per pickup limit.

Recycling amount is unlimited and must be in marked open containers. DO NOT put recycling in plastic bags. The more recycling placed for pickup the less trash you will have. Place the trash and recycling containers out after 6 pm on Sunday evening for Monday AM pick up (No earlier than 6 pm)

EFFECTIVE NOV 1, 2017, QUARTERLY REFUSE/RECYCLING RATE IS $46.08.

Recycling is single stream collection. Commingled items and paper items may be placed in the same recycling container.

Click here for Recycling Regulations

One large item may be placed each week for trash pickup. That item can be one white good or bulk item as noted below:

White Goods
Stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, hot water heaters, washers and dryers, microwaves and similar appliances can be placed out for the weekly collection. All refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners must have the refrigerant removed and tagged prior to collection.

Bulk Items
Furniture, bicycles and large waste materials may be placed at the curb for the weekly collection.

Refuse and Recycling Specifications
Refuse and Recycling is placed at the curb after 6 pm on Sunday night for Monday pickup.
There is a limit of 6—21 gallon trash containers/bags or 75 lbs.

Recyclable Items
UNLIMITED AMOUNT of recyclables can be placed together in an open container. No sorting required!

  • Glass food and beverage containers with lids and food debris removed: Clear, Brown Green. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • Natural and pigmented plastic narrow-neck containers with symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, etc). Lids and food debris removed. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • Ferrous (Iron, steel, tin) cans with food debris removed. Labels do not need to be removed.
  • Newsprint - black and white or pigmented. DO NOT PLACE IN PLASTIC BAGS!
  • Construction paper, kraft paper & gift wrapping paper (folded).
  • Fiber-board such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, or similar.
  • Printer paper, computer paper, copy paper
  • Junk Mail, magazines, catalogs and phone books.
  • Corrugated cardboard broken down.
  • Empty gable-top milk and juice containers (quick rinse please).

Items not Recycled
Wax coated paper or cardboard, Food debris, PLASTIC BAGS (RECYCLE AT GROCERY STORE), batteries, Styrofoam, Light bulbs, Mirrors, window or auto glass, Porcelain, Ceramics, Glass cookware/bake ware, Microwave oven trays, Drinking glasses, Perfume/cologne bottles, Wood or Yard Waste (TAKE TO EMMAUS YARD WASTE SITE), Unnumbered plastics, Coat hangers, Wire, Appliances, Hazardous or toxic substances, Aerosol cans.

One large item may be placed each week for pickup. A large item is a stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, hot water heater, washer and dryer, microwave or small appliance, furniture, or bicycles. All refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners must have the refrigerant removed and tagged prior to collection.

TIRES, TVs, COMPUTERS (and accessories) and APPLIANCES with freon CAN'T BE PLACED OUT FOR TRASH!

If your trash and/or recycling is not picked up by noon on Monday, please call the Borough office at 610-966-2503 to let us know. We will notify the hauler and they should be back that day or by noon the next day to pick up the missed trash or recycling.

Visit www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com for more recycling information.

Lehigh County Solid Waste Management Department has a household hazardous waste program.
Click here for more information.

2018 Trash Pickup - One Day Delay Pickup
Pickup on May 28 (Memorial Day) - pickup will be Tuesday, May 29
Pickup on September 3 (Labor Day) - pickup will be Tuesday, September 4




Macungie Circa 1893
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