Volunteers from all sections of the city are encouraged to sign-up now to participate in Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s 10th Annual Great Allentown Cleanups.  Most of the activity will take place on Saturday, April 23 just following Earth Day which is Friday, April 22.

As many as 700 persons have taken part in past organized clean-up projects.  Pawlowski is asking even more city residents, business owners, church goers and community group members to consider participating in the program.  “We can use everybody’s help.  It doesn’t matter whether you own or rent; we just need residents to come out and take care of their homes and sidewalks,” said Pawlowski.  “The more folks that pitch-in, the greater the impact on cleanliness across the city.  It starts 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 Allentonians to be proud of their city and help keep it clean,” said Pawlowski.  “Please don’t litter, tie your trash bags, and set aside a little time each week to pick up the trash around your sidewalk.  Taking those easy steps will enhance the look of the city and improve the quality of life for all.”

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


The 2016 Great Allentown Cleanups


Saturday, April 16



Nick Butterfield, 610-770-1751

10am start cleaning library area and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr./Junction St


West Park Civic Association

9am-12 noon cleaning West Park and neighboring areas



Sunday, April 17


Cindy and Patrick Gaffney

Cleaning 1st & 6th ward

Linden to 4th St, 4th to Front St, streets in between 6th and 1st ward.



Friday, April 22


Jordan Heights

Cleaning Old Fairgrounds area


Saturday, April 23


Bill Armbuster – 610-597-7703

Alley west of 13th St between Chew and Gordon


Central Catholic High School Environmental Club

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

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


Humane Society of Lehigh County

Mary Schafer 610-797-1205

Cleaning Dixon St


4C’s of Jordan Heights

500 block of Gordon St between 5th and 6th St


7th St Main Street Initiative

Community Action Development Corp. (CADC)

Kathleen Kapila, 610-432-2155

Planting flowers and cleaning N 7th St from Hamilton St to Tilghman St


Mountainville Area Crime Watch

Cleaning Mountainville area



Old Allentown Preservation Assoc.

Wendie Lazansky, 610-217-4930

9am-1pm Allentown Cemetery, 900 block Turner Street

Pocket Park, Fountain & Turner Street


Target Employees



Saturday, April 30


West End Alliance

Cleaning between 17th & 22nd St

and Liberty and Washington St



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