Emmaus, Pennsylvania is a quaint historic community of 12,000 nestled on the northern slope of South Mountain. It lies 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 20 miles west of the Delaware River. Formed in 1759 as a closed Moravian village on land owned by the church, Emmaus was incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough a hundred years later in 1859.
In an effort to provide more reliable and effective communications with the Community, the Borough of Emmaus has implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our emergency notification provider.
Swift911™ is a notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone or TTY (teletypewriter) to the Borough or specific areas to notify citizens by phone of information regarding you or your property. The system can make thousands of calls in a minute to convey vital information which may include water emergencies, weather emergencies or for sharing important information.
It is important for residents and business owners to provide contact information such as unlisted, unpublished or cell phone numbers. Accurate numbers in the database help to ensure emergency information will be passed on to everyone in a timely manner.
If you would like to provide an alternate number other than your home number you may also do so. The alternate phone number would be called if your primary phone number is not answered by a person or answering machine.
All calls you receive will have the caller ID of “Emmaus Borough.” Your information will not be provided to any outside agencies or companies.
To update your information please click on the Swift H20 Logo below. . If you do not have access to a computer you may call 610-965-9288 to provide information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents can drop off E-waste at the E-waste dumpster beside the Public Works Department garage on Kline’s Lane. The site will be open on the 2nd Monday of the month from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. beginning on March 10, 2014.
The site will be closed on holidays and from December through February. Residents visiting the site must show the attendant their identification signifying they are a Borough resident. They shall also pay any fee that may be associated with the drop-off of their electronics, see list.
Please note that television and computer screens must be fully in-tact and not cracked or broken to be recycled. If they are broken, we will not be able to accept them, per the policy of GER Solutions Free Cycle. www.freecyclellc.com
Due to the harsh winter, the Compost Site will not open until Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.
Lehigh County Housing Rehabilitation Program - click here for details
Refuse and Recycling Information
If your refuse/recycling pick up is missed due to inclement weather, both your refuse and recycling will be collected on your next scheduled pick up day. If you have any questions about refuse/recycling pick up, please call 610-965-0702 or Raritan Valley Disposal at 1-877-534-4446.
Borough Ordinance 854, Chapter 21 requires all Borough residents to clear a 4' wide pathway in front of, or along the side of their property where a sidewalk or walkway exists with snow within 24 hours after it stops snowing or after an accumulation of ice. Waiting to shovel your driveway until after the plows widen your street can save you from having to shovel out again. If your property is loated on a corner, it is your responsibility to clear a path from the sidewalk to the street. When clearing snow or ice, do not throw it into the travel portion of the street, which is hazardous to both motorists and Borough plows.
In an effort to accommodate residents who have domestic animal complaints, the Borough of Emmaus entered into a contract with the The Sanctuary of Haafsville. Animal Complaints are to be reported to the Animal Control Officer, Richard Hontz, Emmaus Police Department at 610-967-3113 and can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Borough of Emmaus Named 2013 Sustainable Community
The Borough of Emmaus is currently accepting letters of interest to serve on the Arts Commission, Joint Environmental Advisory Council, Parks & Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Shade Tree Commission, Board of Health, Building Board of Appeals, Civil Service Commission, General Authority, Library Board, Vacancy Board, and the Zoning Hearing Board. Interested volunteers should complete the Board and Commission/Volunteer Information Sheet and forward it to: Borough Manager, 28 S. 4th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049.