Volunteers from across the city are urged to sign-up now to participate in Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s 11TH Annual Great Allentown Cleanups.  This year Earth Day falls on Saturday, April 22 which is when most of the activities will take place.

Past organized clean-up projects have brought out as many as 700 participants.  The mayor is asking even more city residents, business owners, church goers and neighborhood and community group members to join-in.  “We’re inviting all city residents, whether they are homeowners or renters, to come out and take care of their homes and sidewalks,” said Pawlowski.  “If all our residents do their part, we’ll have a significant impact on cleanliness across the city.  It begins with each home, with each block and each neighborhood.”

The Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste will supply brooms, bags, dust pans and litter tongs to the volunteers to be used for the Great Allentown Cleanups.  The city will also provide trash and recycling pickup.

“I want all residents to show pride in their neighborhoods and help keep them clean,” said Pawlowski.  “Please don’t litter, tie your trash bags, and set aside a few minutes each week to pick up the trash around your sidewalk.  Taking those quick and easy steps will help beautify our city and improve the quality of life for everyone.”

For more information or to volunteer for the Great Allentown Cleanups, call the Recycling Bureau at 610-437-8729 or sign-up on-line at www.allentownpa.gov/Public-Works/Recycling-Solid-Waste/Allentown-Cleanup

The 2017 Great Allentown Cleanups


Saturday, April 22 

Community Action Development Corp. of Allentown

North Seventh Street

9am – 1pm 

Central Catholic High School Environmental Club

9am-12 noon Jordan Creek, west bank, Gordon to Turner Street

(Behind the CCHS 301 N 4th St, parking lot, N. Jute & Chew streets)


Walnut St and Spring Garden Street

Start time 10am

The Lehigh County Humane Society

640 Dixon Street

9am – 1pm

Old Allentown Preservation Association

Areas of Old Allentown

9am -1pm


American Parkway and E. Columbia Street.

9am – 1pm

West Park Civic Association

General clean up in and around West Park

9am -1pm 

Sunday, April 23

Wildlands Conservancy

South Mountain Reservoir

12pm – 2pm


Sunday, April 30


Multiple projects scheduled

Information Provided By:
Mike Moore
Communications Manager
Mayor’s Office
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101