Lehighton Borough will be trying odd/even parking this year during snow falls of 4 inches or more and for snow removal. This will be done borough wide with NO tickets given out if a vehicle is not moved. There are orange signs posted on each street to remind residents of the odd/even parking during the winter months when snow is predicted. Parking will be on the odd side of the street on odd numbered days and on the even side of the street on even numbered days. There is also a borough wide phone call that will be made to residents when snow removal will begin. The borough wide phone call will also inform residents in what areas vehicles need to observe odd/even parking on certain days for snow removal. Again, this is going to be done on a voluntary basis this year.
- For the safety of pedestrians, snow must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfalls
- Sidewalks must be maintained to be in good repair by property owners
- If you see a street light out, please report to Light & Power Department
- Grass and weeds cannot exceed twelve(12) inches in height
- All pets must be kept on a leash and properly restrained
- Home occupations require the approval of the Zoning Hearing Board
- A permit is not required for a yard sale
- Anybody soliciting within the Borough is required to obtain a Solicitors Permit from the Police Department
Where: Place container curbside or in alley
Who: Interstate Waste d.b.a Advance Disposal - (800) 523-4290 or (866) 342-5497
What: Branches and carpet must be cut to no longer than 3ft. in length and bundled
Building materials and/or car parts not accepted with regular trash pick-up
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.
Q: Where can I find the Trash/Recycling Schedule?
A: Download the 2013 Interstate Waste d.b.a Advance Disposal Schedule here (.pdf)
When: Every other 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.
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.
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.
During any snowstorm which is predicted to be of 4 inches or more, residents who park on Snow Emergency Routes shall obey signs posted regarding alternate side parking.
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.
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.
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.