Important Documents
City  of Allentown
Next  EARN Meeting ;September 17, 2017
Allentown Zoning Ordinance
City of Allentown Home Rule Charter
City of Allentown Codified Ordinaces
City of Allentown Ordinances
City of Allentown Budget
City Council Minutes
Blighted Property Process
Allentown City Ordinances


It shall be a violation of this ordinance for any person(s),
unauthorized by the City, to collect or pick up or cause to be
collected or picked up any recyclable material placed at curbside for
City collection.  Each such collection in violation hereof shall
constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter
provided. If you see anyone picking through garbage, call the police
non-emergency number: (610) 437-7751. Note the type of vehicle
the scavenger(s) are using and try to get its license number.

Removal of Snow and Ice:

All persons owning, controlling or occupying any private property,
premises, lot or tract of land adjoining or fronting upon any of the
streets of the City shall remove snow and ice from the sidewalk
area or footway of such premises within ten (10) hours after it shall
have ceased snowing, sleeting or raining. It shall be considered
compliance with this section if a cleared portion three (3′) feet in
width shall have been made upon such sidewalk or footpath.

To report snow/ice not cleared from sidewalks, please call 610-437-


Ordinances Related to Trash:

All municipal waste containers shall be placed at the curbline or
street directly in front of the included commercial or institutional
entity where the municipal waste was generated, not before 5:00
PM and prior to 10:00 PM, only on their designated nights. (14373 §1

All containers shall be removed from the street or curbline as soon
as practicable, within 12 hours, after collection. (13289 §1 11/3/94;
13614 §1 11/20/97; 13762 §1 7/22/99; 14373 §1 3/16/06)

All material shall be placed at the curbline in a manner as not to
result in spilled or scattered trash or litter on public or private
property. All material placed out for collection shall be the
responsibility of the property owner, responsible agent or occupant
until it is collected by the Contractor. (14373 §1 3/16/06)
Volunteers Working at Keck Park

Volunteers from Community Bike Works assisted by
students from Muhlenberg College and Lehigh Gap
Nature Center are working today to clean-up the
mountain bike trail in Keck Park on the city’s east side.

Youth from Community Bike Works gave Mayor Ray O’
Connell a tour of the trail this morning.

Volunteers are removing invasive plants from the park
and replacing them with native plants as part of a
daylong project assisted by the city of Allentown
Department of Parks & Recreation.

According to its website, “Community Bike Works
teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young
people of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley who could
benefit most. We serve 500 students each year in our
Earn a Bike and Junior Earn a Bike programs, which
are offered at our Allentown and East Allentown bike
shop, at schools in the Allentown and Bethlehem
school districts, and at the Orefield campus of
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