Lower Saucon Township

Environmental Advisory Council

3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18015
~ 610-865-3291 ~

Welcome to the EAC Recycling page

You can drop off your items RAIN or SHINE
(volunteers unload you car inside the municiple garage building) at Lower Saucon Township Town Hall Complex at 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem.

At our Spring 2010 event, more than 11 pallets pounds of electronics were collected - That's a lot of stuff NOT going to the landfill!

This is a great way to support your community and environment by reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill and clean out your basement or attic at the same time.

Electronics Recycling Program
See the calendar for events being held locally.

Electronics Recycling Event made possible by: logo

Year round Electronics Recycling is available locally at:
Free Cycle
at 795 Roble Road, Allentown, PA 18109

Medication Recycling

You can safely dispose old medications at the drop off box located at the Lower Saucon Township Police Department, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem.The box is located in the publicly accessible foyer and citizens can drop off any prescription medications, patches, and vitamins with no questions asked. Items that are not permitted are any liquids, aerosol cans, inhalers, needles, or thermometers.
The drop box is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Water treatment plants cannot properly handle the medications, so flushing them down the toilet is not recommended.

You can drop off ANYTIME - 7 days a week - 365 days a year!!!
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This is a great way to support your community and environment by reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill.

According to Abitibi's statistics, we help save 17 trees per recycled ton.
We're saving 100's of trees!

Paper Recycling Program
Paper retrieval bins have been placed in the Saucon Valley area as a fundraiser for the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society. The bright yellow and green bins are located at the Lower Saucon Township Municipal Complex (near the playground), behind Hellertown Borough Hall, all around the Saucon Valley School District Campus, Dewey Fire Company, Hellertown Water Authority offices on Front St., Society Hill, and at the municipal parking lot across from the Hellertown Post Office.

Please Drop off ALL Your: Junk mail, Magazines, Shopping catalogs, Newspaper, Office and school papers.

Please do NOT include: Plastic, Glass, Metal, Cardboard, Phone books, Trash

The different types of paper do not have to be separated and you do not even have to remove staples! You may collect and deposit your recyclables using paper or plastic grocery bags; however if you use plastic, please do not tie them shut as this causes problems with the shredding equipment.

Recycling in Lower Saucon Township

The recycling drop-off center is located at the IESI Bethlehem Landfill at 2335 Applebutter Road. Call 610-317-3200 with questions.
Newspapers, glass (must remove lids), white goods (refrigerators, washing machines, dryers), aluminum cans (crushed) and scrap metal.
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Every ton of paper recycled saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space!
newspaper recycling

It takes 500,000 trees just to produce our Sunday newspapers!!

Why you should recycle your used oil
If you are pouring used motor oil on the ground, into a storm drain or throwing it in your trash can (even in a sealed container), you are improperly disposing of your used motor oil.

1 gallon of motor oil can pollute
1 million gallons of drinking water if disposed of improperly!

Used motor oil may contain potentially toxic substances, such as lead, benzene, zinc or magnesium. According to the U.S. EPA, over 40% of our nation’s oil pollution comes from the improper disposal of used motor oil by DIYers.

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Recycling Flea Market - All Items FREE
There's an interesting website: Freecycle.org where you can give away your unwanted items or find items locally. Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages.
Their motto:
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Old newspapers can be recycled and made into newspaper and other products, such as packaging. Recycling newspaper instead of making it new:
  • Saves trees from being cut down
  • Uses 30% to 55% less energy
  • Creates up to 74% less air pollution

To recycle newspaper, just tie it in stacks with cotton string or put it in brown grocery bags.


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Do you change your own oil?
Used motor oil can be recycled for FREE at many area locations, including:
Superior Auto, Main St., Hellertown
Service Tire & Auto Center, Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem
Link Cycle Service, S. 3rd St., Coopersburg
Tavares & Son, Freemansburg Ave., Bethlehem
For general recycling information for many types of materials check out the Earth 911 website.
There's no reason not to recycle Inkjet and Printer cartridges.
They are recyclable at many retail outlets which sell them, such as Staples or Best Buy.
If you don't want to leave home, you may obtain FREE recycling mailers from HP via their website.

Or send your used cartridges to: Peaceable Kingdom, 725 N. 29th Street, Allentown, PA 18104 - They are a no-kill shelter that rescues cats.
Lions Club - Recycle your aluminum for a good cause. 2nd Saturday each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Wachovia Bank parking lot, Main St., Hellertown
aluminum cans
Aluminum - Copper - Steel - Brass
CASH PAID - for these metals at
many places including:
H. Blinderman & Sons
Whitaker St., Hellertown

NiCad Batteries, Other Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries (non-NiCad), Single-use Batteries, and items containing mercury (like fluorescent lights) can be recycled at:
Bethlehem Apparatus, Front St., Hellertown

Compact Fluorescent Lights:
Can be recycled at Lower Saucon Township maintenance building, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem.

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American Cell Phone Drive - Donate your inactive cell phones (no accessories) to Christ Lutheran Church, Main St. Hellertown, to help in fundraising. Drop off your phones in the white boxes located in the Narthex of the church, near the staff mailboxes and near the entrance door closest to the playground. All money raised will be given to the "Love Grows Here" Campaign.

sneakerIf your running shoes are "gently" used, RecycledRunners helps you find locations throughout the country where you can donate them to people in need. If you just finished the marathon and your shoes have seen better days, they can still be recycled and turned into new sports surfaces at playgrounds and basketball courts.

Check 'em out at: http://www.recycledrunners.com/

Saucon Valley Compost Center

The new center, located at 2011 Springtown Hill Road, Hellertown, is open to residents of Hellertown and Lower Saucon.
Hours for the center are Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm through the end of November except closed holidays and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Items you can drop off:
Leaves - loose or in brown paper bags
Small brush - up to 4" diameter, no longer than 6 feet
Hedge trimmings; garden plant residue
Christmas trees - free of decorations and tinsel (Can be dropped off on Saturdays in January except Jan. 1st)

The center will NOT accept: grass, sod, tree stumps or commercial business material

Volunteers are needed to assist with operations at the compost center. Contact the borough manager at 610-838-7041 or township manager at 610-865-3291 for information.

tv setBest Buy stores will now recycle your TV's:

What to do with your old tv has always been a problem. They cannot go to the landfill. Best Buy has recently announced that they will accept your old tv (32" or smaller) and recycle it. They do charge a $10 recycling fee, but in return they will give you a $10 Best Buy gift card. Please see their recycling page on their website, www.Bestbuy.com/recycle for more information. They also recycle most other small electronics and batteries.


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