May 2023 PRC Filing Notice
On May 10th 2023, the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of shipping services price changes and to establish proposed published pricing for its new product offering, USPS Ground Advantage. These changes are to take effect July 9th, 2023.
The PRC will review the changes before they are scheduled to take effect. The complete Postal Service price filing, with prices for all products, can be found on the PRC website under the Daily Listings section at prc.gov/dockets/daily. The Mailing Services filing is Docket No. CP2023-151. The price tables are also available on the Postal Service’s Postal Explorer website at pe.usps.com/PriceChange/Index.
Washington Township would like to encourage the community to enjoy our recently paved walking trails at the Recreation Complex. We would also like to remind everyone per State and Township requirements ALL Pets must always be leashed.
As a reminder the Township has waste receptacles throughout the park for the disposal of garbage and dog waste.
Thank you for your understating and cooperation to keep the complex safe and sanitary.
Household Hazardous Waste:
An event is tentatively scheduled for fall 2023.
A date will be announced once the event is confirmed & approved.
Online pre-registration is required to participate in this event.
Please check back for more information.
Note: An Eventbrite user account will be necessary to register for the event. You can create an account at any time.
Registration User Instructions
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is waste produced in our households that is hazardous in nature, but not regulated as hazardous waste under federal and state laws. HHW is that portion of a household product that is no longer usable, is left-over or unwanted, and must be disposed of. The labels on hazardous products typically use words like CAUTION, DANGER, WARNING, COMBUSTIBLE, CORROSIVE, EXPLOSIVE, TOXIC, POISON, or FLAMMABLE.
• Be sure to read product labels for disposal directions to reduce the risk of products exploding, igniting, leaking, mixing with other chemicals, or posing other hazards.
There is no dedicated drop off facility in Northampton County that accepts household hazardous waste. HHW Collection Events provide County residents with access to proper HHW disposal. If you reside within the County, you can take HHW products to an annual collection event free of charge. Acceptable waste must be generated in a home, and not affiliated with any commercial business, contractor, nonprofit, organization, institution, or out-of-county residence. Staff have the right to deny and refuse unauthorized material. Proof of residency is required.
• If you cannot attend a county collection event, please consider asking a friend or neighbor to take the items to the event for proper disposal.
As a Last Resort
If you are unable to wait for a county program offering, you can consider contacting a hazardous waste company to inquire about disposal of HHW materials from your home (fees will apply), or you may legally dispose of them in your household trash provided that:
□ You have looked at the label for any disposal instructions and complied with them.
□ Liquids have been allowed to evaporate or have been absorbed by a material such as vermiculite, cat litter, sawdust, etc.
□ The material has been carefully packaged (i.e., double bagged) to prevent leakage.
□ Large quantities are intermingled with your other household trash in small batches over several collection days.
The Spotted Lanternfly is back!
The Northampton County Conservation District has tape available for any Northampton County residents who would like to make use of this material to combat the insect again this year.
The tape can be obtained directly at the NCCD, as in previous years.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the NCCD at 610-829-6279.
For more information from the Northampton County Concervation District on Spotted Lantern Flies, please click HERE
Our dog wardens work hard every day to serve as the eyes and ears for the dogs of Pennsylvania. They work to find shelter for strays or return them to their families, investigate dog bites and provide justice for victims of dangerous dogs, and connect dogs in kennels with humane justice. In Northampton County if you have concerns regarding a dog please contact Dog Warden: Kathy Andrews Phone Number: 610-909-5720.
The Board of Supervisors is Seeking Candidates to Fill the Following Vacancies
RECREATION COMMITTEE MEMBER AND ALTERNATES
The goal of the Washington Township Recreation Committee is to enhance the recreational resources available to residents. This Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Washington Township residents interested in filling any of these vacancies are asked to submit a letter of interest to:
Washington Township Board of Supervisors
1021 Washington Blvd.
Bangor, PA 18013
Small Business Administration has declared a Disaster Declaration (which encompasses Northampton County) due to the excessive heat and drought conditions the county’s agricultural partners experienced throughout July and August 2022. Please see attached informational documents if you need assistance with your small business needs.
SBA Washington DC Correspondence
We do not pick up concrete or construction materials, such as roofing and other home remodeling debris. Special arrangements can be made with J.P.Mascaro & Sons or another waste hauler to remove this debris. Please review the list provided, the following companies may be able to assist. However it is recommended you call the companies to confirm there acceptance of certain materials.
ABE Materials Easton
5137 Lower Mud Run Rd., Easton
American Containers & Disposal
1438 Willowbrook Rd., Northampton
2335 Applebutter Rd., Bethlehem
Chrin Bros. Sanitary Landfill*
400 S Greenwood Ave., Easton
1965 Silvex Rd., Bethlehem
East Penn Sanitation
4687 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem
Einfalt Recycling & Salvage, Inc. located at 221 Bushkill St. Stockertown, PA is accepting these items. The phone number is (610) 759-7998, Operating Hours:
For more information from the Pennsylvania Game Commission on road-kill deer, please click HERE