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Lower Mount Bethel Township is a second class Township of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is governed by the Second Class Township Code.

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Due to staffing changes - the Township Office will have new temporary hours starting on January 22nd:

Monday - Thursday 9AM-5PM
The Zoning Officer will be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 11AM-5PM
The office will be CLOSED on Fridays

Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated - Thank you


For Information on the Spotted Lanternfly, select the links below
To view Current Quarantine click here
To view the Interactive Map click here


For the residents who have their sanitation pickup scheduled for Wednesday you should have received a letter from Advanced Disposal stating that effective December 3, 2017 your pickup date will be changed.
Advanced Disposal will only be in the township on Tuesday and Thursday - they will no longer pickup on Wednesday. A map of the change will follow shortly.
If you have any questions regarding this change please contact them at 1-800-710-1333 or email Advanced Disposal


Upcoming Events:

  • Master Watershed Steward Program - March 7 - May 30 6-8:30pm

    Visit the EAC page for more details by clicking here

  • Recyclable Latex Paint Events - 9am-12pm - April 7, June 23 and August 4
  • LMBT Community Volunteer Day - Earth Day - 9am-1pm - April 21
  • Electronic Recycling Collection Events - 9am-12pm - April 28, May 5, Sept 8, Sept 22 and Oct 6
  • Mobile Paper Shredding Events - 9am-12pm - May 12 and Sept 15
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection - 8:30am-2pm - May 19

    Visit the Community page for more details by clicking here

    Also check out the 2018 Spring LMBT Newsletter on the Community page - it's filled with important dates and events happening throughout our township


    November 17, 2016

    DEP Finds Record Radon Level in Home, Encourages All Pennsylvania Residents to Test for This Radioactive Gas

    Wilkes-Barre, PA The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has detected a new record-high level of radon and is once again encouraging state residents to test their homes for this radioactive gas, a leading cause of lung cancer.
    In October, a home in southern Lehigh County showed a radon level of 6,176 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), the highest recorded in the state. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set an action level for radon concentration in homes at 4 pCi/L. Homes testing above this level should have a radon reduction system installed.
    "We encourage people to buy a radon home test kit and take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their families," said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. "Fall and winter are an ideal time to test, because the gas becomes trapped inside when doors and windows are closed."
    Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings.
    The National Toxicology Program, comprising the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration, classifies radon as a known human carcinogen. Scientists estimate that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths yearly are related to radon. It's the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and second leading cause in smokers.
    Because of its geology, Pennsylvania is prone to high radon levels. Radon has been detected in all 67 counties, and about 40 percent of homes in the state have levels above EPA's action level. In 2014, a number of homes in the southern Lehigh County area were found to have radon levels over 1,000 pCi/L. That area is near the Reading Prong, a geological section of granite rock that historically has generated high levels of radon.
    Testing is the only way to know if a home, school, workplace or other structure has elevated levels of radon. An easy home test kit can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores for about $20 to $30. People may also hire a state-certified testing company.
    If a level above 4 pCi/L is found, a radon mitigation, or reduction, system should be installed. This is essentially a pipe with a fan to suction the gas from the ground and discharge it above the roofline, where the radon is dispersed. DEP recommends that home builders install radon reduction systems during construction.
    DEP certifies all radon testers, mitigators and laboratories doing business in the state, to ensure reliable results.
    For more information, including information on interpreting radon test results and finding a Pennsylvania-certified radon contractor, visit the DEP Radon Division web site or call 800-23-RADON (800-237-2366).



    Pennsylvania Residents,
    The attached Community Awareness Bulletin is provided to the public as part of an increased effort by the Pennsylvania State Police to share important information concerning the safety and security of the citizens we serve. These bulletins will be disseminated as necessary, and will contain information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities. The Pennsylvania State Police remains committed to working hand-in-hand with the public to reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.
    Please consider visiting our public website at for additional information you might find useful.

    Captain Brian S. Tobin
    Pennsylvania State Police
    Troop M, Bethlehem

    To View the Community Awareness Bulletin on "Recent Threats to Pennsylvania Schools" click here


    Special thanks to Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation for listening to the Slate Belt Chamber and our request to have our own marketing piece.

    We are happy to present the following link featuring our Slate Belt region. Log on and check it out

    During the video you will see and learn information that is such an asset for incoming businesses that are looking to either relocate their business or start one.

    If you know of anyone starting or expanding a business lead them to the Chamber first. We partner with many organizations to feature our area. Remember the 4 A's while promoting our region, Affordable, Accessible, Accommodating and Authentic


    The Pennsylvania State Police has issued a "Commuunity Awareness Bulletin" for the following phone scam


    The Lower Mount Bethel Township Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for the following appointments for 2017:

    (2) Zoning Hearing Board Alternates - Five year term
    (1) Planning Commission - Four year term
    (1) Vacancy Board - One year term
    All interested parties may submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Lower Mount Bethel Township Office by:

    Mail - PO Box 257, Martins Creek, PA 18063
    Fax - (610) 253-8971

    2011 FEMA Preliminary Flood Zones

    FEMA has revised the Flood Zones for Lower Mount Bethel Township. Residents may download a copy of the preliminary map:

    2011 FEMA Preliminary Flood Zones

    A larger version of the map is available at the Township Office for review.


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