When: Fridays
Where: Place container curbside or in alley on Thursday nights as trash starts being collected at 5:00 A.M.
Who: County Waste of Pennsylvania, LLC – 1-800-832-1332 – Please call this number if you need a trash receptacle or if your garbage/recycling was not taken – they will radio the truck to come back while they are still here.
What: Branches must be cut to no longer that 3ft. in length and tightly bundled
Carpet, construction materials of any kind, wood and car parts will not be accepted with trash pickup – you must dispose of these items yourself
Freon needs to be removed from refrigerators and air conditioners
Proof of Freon removal must be attached to item (sticker and invoice)
Paint must be dried (lids off)
Cans and/or trash bags should not exceed 50 lbs.

Trash collection is for normal household trash – if you are emptying out a house PLEASE get a dumpster to avoid being fined

Q: Where can I find the Trash/Recycling Schedule?
A: Download the Garbage Calendar (.pdf)


Download Recycling Flyer here (.pdf)

When: Every Friday for all residents in the Borough
What: Glass aluminum and bi-metal cans tin cans and plastic bottles can be placed in green yellow or blue recycling can only. All newspapers may be bundled or placed in a clean plastic bag and placed on top of the recycling can. All corrugated cardboard should be broken down flat in bundles no larger than 2' x 3'
Please place recycling container on curbside or in alley.

Residents are asked to NOT MIX garbage and recyclables in the same container. Please keep garbage and recyclables separated and in separate containers. If using a garbage can for recycling, please mark the can as “RECYCLING” so the haulers know it is in fact recycling and not garbage.


Residents can contact County Waste of Pennsylvania at 1-800-832-1332.

Recycling is every week.

Leaf Collection

Begins approximately the second week in October and ends approximately the last week in November weather permitting. Residents are asked to place all leaves at curb in street Please wait until all leaves have fallen from all the trees on your property. Please do not park on leaves.

Street Sweeping

In spring of each year the Borough sweeps all of the streets on a rotating basis. Watch for 'No Parking' signs being posted in your area.

Snow Plowing


***There is no charge for the permit***

***Permits can be obtained in the Borough Secretary's Office, 1 Constitution Avenue**

1. Plowing by borough residents of parking spaces - will require a permit and proof of insurance with a rider for snow plowing on it, valid driver license, make/model of vehicle, address of parking spaces being plowed.

2. Plowing of driveways - no snow will be plowed onto the travel lanes of the roadway. Any snow must be feathered into the curbline. NO PILING OF SNOW ALLOWED ON EITHER SIDE OF A DRIVE WAY.

3. Plowing of snow in front of commercial businesses and/or parking lots - must be plowed onto the business' property.

(A) If this cannot be done the SNOW MUST BE REMOVED AT TIME OF PLOWING. A removal truck must be there with the plow truck to haul away the snow. NO PILES ARE TO BE LEFT ON THE STREET.


Questions and concerns can be addressed by contacting Brenda L. Koons, Borough Secretary at 610-377-4002 ext. 211 Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Snow Plowing


Snow Plowing Permit - Download (.pdf)  

Anyone wishing to plow within the Borough of Lehighton are required to do the following things:  

1. Register with the Borough of Lehighton

2. Provide valid drivers license for copy

3. Provide valid insurance w/rider for plowing if plowing a commercial business

OR valid car insurance only for plowing parking spaces

3. Provide phone number

4. List all areas you will be plowing and when (Date/time)


6. If temporary pile is made for removal, truck must be present at the time to remove the pile immediately

7. If not removed immediately you will be cited by the police department

8. Snow must be feathered back from the roadway to curbline

9. Fire hydrants, driveways, intersections and street corners are not to be blocked at any time

10. You are not allowed to put/pile snow on private property unless the property owner gives you written permission Copy of permission letter for Borough required



Borough Parks & Recreation

Lehighton Borough has many parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities The Grove located on the Iron Street in between Seventh and Eighth Street has a large playground, volleyball court, basketball court, tennis courts , a pavilion with picnic tables, and new comfort stations. In July of each year the Borough hosts a supervised playground program for all local children, which includes sports and crafts.

The Recreation Center is also located in the same area as the Grove. The center is multi-purpose recreational facility to be enjoyed by individuals, groups and organizations of the Lehighton Area. Basketball, volleyball, and pools are some of the services available at the center. There is also meeting room space. Call 610-377-0633 for hours and reservations that may be needed.
Skyline Park is a small playground located at the end of North Third Street.

Baer Memorial Park is located on the western end of Bridge Street. A large baseball and football field is situated in the lower filed. Our Community Swimming Pool is located in the same area. The Upper & Lower Parks surrounding the Municipal Building boasts many park benches for relaxation with a comforting fountain in the Lower Park Borough Hall is located in Upper Park. Incorporated in the rear of the stone building is an outdoor theater gallery the Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is a perfect location for concerts and celebrations.

New Residents

A moving permit is required when a resident is moving into or outside the borough. The cost of the permit if $5.00.
New residents must apply in person for utility service. A security deposit for a property owner is not required. A driver's license and some form of picture ID is needed to apply.
All tenants, residential and commercial, are required to apply in person for utility service. A security deposit is required at time of application.

Signs in the Borough

   Posting of Yard Sale Signs or any other type of signs, posters or banners, etc. on utility poles, light posts, sign or sign posts owned by the borough or any other public utility or entity is illegal and subject to a fine PER sign regardless of the method of attachment.

The Borough of Lehighton recognizes that posting of signs, banners, ect. on utility poles, light posts and sign posts within the Borough serve as a distraction to the motoring public. Download the sign ordinance.



Borough Hall
1 Constitution Avenue
Lehighton, PA 18235

(610) 377.4002

Monday thru Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Police Number
(610) 377-4003


Crossing Guards

    The Borough of Lehighton
    is accepting applications for
    for the position of Crossing
    Guards and Substitutes.
    Applications will be accepted
    at the Lehighton Police
    124 South Third St.
    Lehighton, PA 18235
    Applicants are required
    to provide PA Criminal
    Background Check and Child
    Abuse Clearance forms.
    Contact (610)377-4003 with
    questions regarding the position.

2021 Pool Flyer
The 2021 pool flyer is available
    on the Recreation page

2021 Pool Season
For information on the 2021
    Baer Memorial Swimming Pool
    Season. Please visit
    our Recreation page

Local Tax / EIT Forms
    These forms can be found on
    Berkheimer Tax Administrator .

    Lehighton Borough Residents:
    PSD Code is 130203.

    Berheimer EIT Form (.pdf)