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Coming Events


Curbside Special Collections Below


Bulk Item Collection

Week of September 16, 2019


White Goods/Metal Collection

Week of September 30, 2019


Yard Waste Collection

November 4, 2019


Special Recycling Events Below

2019 Northampton County

Electronic Ecycling Events

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2019 Northampton County

Shred Events

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2019 Northampton County

Household Hazardous Waste

Collection Events

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Palmer Township Community Weekend

Another successful and fun Palmer Community Weekend has come and gone. We would like to thank our sponsors who assist in making this event possible each year.  This year's sponsors include:












Nurture Nature Center Upcoming Events

The Nurture Nature Center is continuing with their CREATE REsilience Project and will be hosting two free upcoming events:  Understanding NOAA Forecast Tools and Where to Find Them on September 10th; and CREATE Resilience Community Forum and Exhibit Opening on September 26th.  Click on each link for information on each of these sessions.


Penn Pump Park Closed to Public on Weekends

Penn Pump Park is closed to the public on weekends.  Access is only accessible for individuals that obtained and paid for rental reservations.  The bike trail remains open.


PPL Work Scheduled

During the months of July and August, PPL will be working in the township in their right-of-ways spraying and eliminating brush.


 Hartley Avenue Recycling Center New Hours - Effective May 1, 2019

Palmer Township residents have asked and we are now able to expand the hours at the Hartley Avenue Recycling Center.  The new hours are as follows:


Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sunday - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Click here for additional facility information.


Berks Street Yard Waste Facility Expanding Hours Effective June 1st

The Yard Waste Facility is expanding hours on Saturdays effective June 1, 2019.  New Saturday hours will be 10 AM to 4 PM.  The facility will now also be open on Wednesday's from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All other hours remain the same.


Click here for additional facility information.


A Message from Police Chief Palmer

The Palmer Township Police Department recently joined the Crimewatch Network to align our communication strategy with surrounding police agencies.


The process means we have switched to a new website and social media practices.  We encourage you to visit our Crimewatch Portal and subscribe to receive notifications or download the Crimewatch Mobile Application for Apple or Android devices.  The service is free.  Click here to get to the Palmer Police Department Crimewatch page.


If you are interested in learning more about Crimewatch, visit:


We thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our local community safe.


Larry Palmer, Chief of Police

Palmer Township Police Department


Spotted Lanternfly Information for Businesses

To prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) issued a quarantine for counties where the presence of this pest has been confirmed. Businesses and organizations conducting business in the quarantine zone must have permits from PDA to move vehicles, equipment and goods within and out of the zone.  For more information click here.


2019 Curbside Collection Information

The 2019 Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection information is now available and has been mailed to residents homes.  Click here for details.


Palmer Township and the Palmer Township Environmental Steering Committee Send Congratulations to the Bushkill Stream Conservancy

The Bushkill Stream Conservancy was recently awarded a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener Grant in the amount of $80,000 for a restoration project on the Bushkill Creek.


This grant will provide funding to install riparian buffers that will stabilize 1.5 miles of stream bank in the area between the Main Street Bridge, in Tatamy Borough and Newlins Mill Road, in Palmer Township. The project plan includes installing boulder structures and rocks in the creek to create a better habitat for aquatic life. This will speed up the water flow and reduce sediment buildup on the creek bottom.


DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said in a statement announcing the grant that “This work will help improve a stream that provides valuable outdoor opportunities for people who enjoy fishing or just watching the Bushkill Creek flow.” “The health of the creek is vital to the community."


Palmer Township and their Environmental Steering Committee has been a proud supporter and financial contributor to the Bushkill Stream Conservancy which is a public-private partnership advancing the conservation and enhancement of the Bushkill Creek watershed. The Conservancy sponsors programs of education, public outreach, recreation, environmental research, streamside restoration, and historical documentation. Anyone interested in learning more about the group is welcome to attend their monthly meetings which are held at 7pm, the third Tuesday of each month, at the Tatamy Borough Hall, 423 Broad Street, Tatamy Borough.


Northampton County Association of Township Officials Offers Scholarships

The Northampton County Association of Township Officials offers a $1,500 scholarship to students that reside in a Second Class Township.  Those townships include:  Allen, Bushkill, East Allen, Forks, Hanover, Lehigh, Lower Mt. Bethel, Lower Nazareth, Lower Saucon, Moore, Palmer, Plainfield, Upper Mt. Bethel, Upper Nazareth, Washington and Williams.  Click here for a Letter to Applicants with instructions and click here for the Application to apply.



Xpress Bill Pay Is Here!

Palmer Township residents... are you weary of writing checks?  Tired of wasting money buying stamps?  Palmer Township has teamed up with Xpress Bill Pay to offer residents the ability to pay their bills online.  This new service is in response to customer requests for faster and more convenient online payment options.


The new service will give residents the ability to view, track, and pay their Palmer Township Utility Bills through the secure Xpress Bill Pay website.  Various payment options are available including credit and debit cards and electronic fund transfers.  Customers can also setup automatic monthly payments, and once a history is established, view up to two years' history of their accounts.


You can click here or on the "Utility & Trash Payments button to the right to get started!

Palmer Township Partners with Nixle to Bring Alerts to its Residents

Palmer Township residents can now receive real time public safety messages and community announcements through Nixle.  There are several ways to register to receive alerts:

  • Text PALMER to 888777 from your mobile device
  • Click "sign-up" at the bottom of the notification box on the right, or
  • Click the QR Scan below on your mobile device

Click here to read the complete press release on the new Community Notification System.

3 Weller Place - Palmer, PA 18045 - Telephone - (610) 253-7191 - Fax (610) 253-9957 - email - The Administration Office - Office hours - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

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