Recycling A-Z :What to Do When You're Done With ItUpdates to the Following Lists Information is being added to this site constantly, so please check back for updates. You may also visit Earth 911® or Recycle Nation for additional information on where to recycle. Please contact the business to confirm that they do indeed accept the items listed and to obtain other information such as costs, restrictions, limits, etc.
Contact your Trash/Recycling Hauler with recycling program questions, accepted items may vary and change by Hauler and market restrictions.
The following listings are neither endorsed nor recommended by Northampton County. The information in this guide is being provided as a public service to help conserve natural resources and reduce the amount of materials from entering the waste stream. To add a listing, please contact us at 610-829-6397.
A AerosolsAmmunitionAppliances Containing Freon*Appliances Not Containing Freon Art & Educational Materials AsbestosAsphalt, Brick, Concrete, Roofing Material, Porcelain, Stone, Tile, Wood Audio & Videotapes, CDs, DVDs, RecordsAutomotive B BallastsBatteries Bicycles Biohazardous WasteBooks (Hard Covered, Phone) Bubble Wrap Bulbs, Lamps Bulky Items CCarpetCar Seat (Child)Cell Phones Christmas TreesClothing & TextilesCompost Construction & Demolition Cooking OilCurling Irons, Stylers Cylinders, Tanks
DDocument ShreddingDonation Locations Drop-Off Centers
E Electronic Waste** Eye Glasses
FFlagsFlares, FireworksFoam, StyrofoamFood CompostingFuels, gasolineFurniture
GGlassGrocery bags, shopping
HHangers Haulers Hazardous Waste
JJunk Mail, Removal
NNeedles, syringes, SHARPS
SScrap Metal Smoke Detectors
TThermometers, Thermostats Tires Treated Wood YYard Waste
* The Clean Air Act of 1990 requires the recapture, recycling and safe disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) used in air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers as coolant. Under the Act, no one may accept an item containing CFCs and/or HCFCs for recycling or disposal unless the Freon contained within it is properly removed and the owner/hauler/appliance company can show proof of proper removal. It is also unlawful for any person to knowingly release or vent CFCs or HCFCs into the air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires certification for all technicians removing Freon as of November 14, 1994. For more information, call the EPA Stratospheric Protection Hotline at 800-296-1996 **Remember when selling, donating, or scrapping your old electronic devices, be sure to remove all your personal or business data.