East Penn Sanitation wishes everyone a beautiful and peaceful holiday season! Trash and recycling services will be 1 day behind starting on 12.26 & 1.2.   Recycle your Christmas tree, visit our tips section for information.    
Residential Services | eps

Sanitation and Recycling Management from the Lehigh Valley | 4687 Hanoverville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020 | (610) 759-6398

Residential Services

Lehigh Valley ‘s Best…

FULL SERVICE: Eight 30 gallon bags or cans (not to exceed 40 lbs. each) of trash picked up one time per week. Recyclables are unlimited. Check with municipality on recycling bins and guidelines. Billed every two months, $64.00 per billing cycle. Senior Citizens (65 or older, proof of age required), $50.00.

LIMITED SERVICE: Six 30 gallon bags or cans (not to exceed 40 lbs. each) of trash picked up one time per week. Recyclables are unlimited. Billed every two months, $60.00.

PAY AS YOU THROW – BAG SERVICE: One 30 gallon bag (not to exceed 40 lbs.) of trash picked up one time per week. The bag customer must fall within our existing residential routes – we will not travel outside our existing routes. Bags are sold through our office, by phone or by mail at $4.00 per bag. Recycling and newspapers also require bags. We will only deliver up to 20 bags.

ADDITIONAL WASTE/EXTRA CLEANUPS:Must be reported to the office before pickup day. Any trash over limit will be an extra charge of $15.00 per yard or $3.00 per bag or can. Any construction materials are $30.00 per yard.

UNACCEPTABLE WASTES: We do not accept liquids, acids, infectious waste, oil waste, gas, anti-freeze, chemicals, batteries, asbestos siding and insulation, hot ashes or any other poisonous or hazardous materials. For these materials, please call 1-800-HHW-PKUP, or check the PADEP website or your local county/community website. All radioactive materials, e.g. smoke detectors, tissues or other waste products from people undergoing radiation therapy, etc., should be treated as hazardous and not disposed in household trash. All injection needles must be inside a sealed container (i.e a coffee ca with lid) to be accepted for trash pickup. Yard waste is not acceptable with residential waste. East Penn encourages customers to use their township’s green waste recycling programs and/or mulch/compost their grass.

BULK ITEMS: Bulk item pickup must be reported to the office BEFORE pickup day. Doors must be removed from appliances. Air conditioners and refrigerators MUST be defreoned. We are unable to provide defreon services. Due to liability, we will not enter onto private property or into residences; all items must be removed at curbside.

Sofa/Couch $40.00 Futon $20.00
Recliner $35.00 Rugs $35.00
Stuffed Chair $35.00 Mattress $30.00
Grill w/out tank $20.00 Box Spring $30.00
Dresser $30.00 Entertainment Unit $30.00



HOUSEHOLD REFUSE: Place rubbish out at curbside by 5:00AM the morning of pickup or the night before pickup. Drivers will not return to pick up trash if it is not out on the day of pickup; trash will be removed the following week.

HOLIDAY PICK UP: All holidays observed by EPS are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a weekday, all customers whose trash and recycling day follows that holiday will be serviced one day late. Sunday holidays will have no change for weekly pickup.

INCLIMENT WEATHER: Days that there will be no trash removal services due to bad weather, please listen to our answering service for a message, WFMZ-TV www.wfmz.com. Look for reports on East Penn Sanitation and Hauling Companies. Trash or recycling will then be picked up the following day, pending weather and road conditions. Also, find inclement weather information on our website and Facebook page.

GARBAGE CAN REPLACEMENT: It is the policy of East Penn to reimburse residential customers up to $20.00 for trash can damage only when the damage is a direct result of our employees or equipment. We will evaluate the occurrence of trash can damage individually. Please contact the office if your trash container is damaged as a result of our employees or equipment.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: Northampton County Department of Community & Economic Development kzinis@northamptoncounty.orgSites that will accept your electronic items in compliance with Act 90 freecyclellc.com or aerc.com