Residential Recycling

The Borough's Residential & Commercial program consists of the following materials:

  • Glass (Amber, Green, Clear)
  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Bimetal (Tin & Aluminum)
  • Plastics (HDPE & PETE-with Recycling Logo 1 & 2; examples-soda, milk, juice, water & cleaning bottles)
  • Newspaper (Place alongside to recycling container in tied bundles or place in paper bags).
  • Christmas Trees
  • Lehigh County Solid Waste
  • Electronic Recycling
  • Collection varies depending on your zone.

Notice to all Fountain Hill Residents: Residents are prohibited from placing old televisions and computer monitors at the curb for trash collection. Please do not place these items at the curb for normal trash collection as the trash contractor will NOT collect them. If you place these items at the curb, you as the property owner, will be responsible for removal of the items. If the items remain on the street you could face penalties such as fines and costs. Contact any electronic recycler to dispose of, or recycle your old electronic devices.

South Side Recycling is picked up every two weeks on the second pick up of the week (Friday).
North Side Recycling is picked up every two weeks on the first pick up of the week (Thursday).

Materials can be commingled in your official recycling container. They are available for purchase at the Borough office for $10. Remember to rinse materials before disposing of them. Please adhere to the recycling preparation by rinsing cans and removing caps & lids. Any problems with collection, please call the Hauler (Raritan Valley Disposal) at 610-432-7574 or visit their website at

Click here for Recycling Schedule.

Commercial Recycling

  • Glass (Clear, Colored)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel & bi-metal Cans
  • Leaf Waste
  • High-grade office paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Plastic Bottles (labeled as #1 and #2)
  • White Goods (appliances)

Click HERE for the Code of Ordinance for Recycling