If you are behind on cleaning up yard waste and live in Hellertown borough, you still have some time before the borough’s public works department makes its annual spring collection.
The community-wide, curbside yard waste collection will take place the week of June 18, 2018.
Collections will generally follow the weekly trash collection schedule.
Residents with yard waste for collection should place it at their normal collection location the evening before their usual trash pick-up date.
Per the borough, all yard waste put out for curbside pickup “should be clearly separated from garbage, bundled with string, bagged or contained and of reasonable weight so that it can safely be lifted by an employee into the collection truck hopper.”
Only the following materials, free of garbage, will be accepted:
- Small brush (up to 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet)
- Hedge trimmings
- Garden plant residue
No grass, sod or tree stumps will be accepted, nor will commercial business materials.
For safety reasons, yard waste that isn’t bundled, bagged or contained, or is too heavy for an individual to lift into the truck will not be collected.
Residents should be advised that the Saucon Valley Compost Center at 2011 Springtown Hill Road, Hellertown, is now open to receive yard waste from both borough and Lower Saucon Township residents with valid identification cards (the cards are available from each municipality).
The center is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. except Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, 2018.