ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

The city of Allentown has announced a number of changes to trash collection nights.

The changes will affect residents living in center city, and in the east and south sides of Allentown.

Starting on August 10th, the current trash collection zones in the city on a Sunday/Wednesday schedule will be switched to a Tuesday/Friday schedule. Those currently on a Tuesday/Friday trash schedule will be switched to a Sunday/Wednesday schedule.

The changes only affect pick-up nights. Other services, like bulk item pick-ups and once a week recycling collection and street cleaning will not change.

The change only involves pick-up nights. Service measures such as twice a week trash collection, one bulk item a week, once a week recycling collection and street cleaning will not change.

City officials say the change will eliminate trash and bulk items being left on sidewalks on Friday. Those trash related problems currently can't be addressed until Monday.

See the attached map to determine if your trash collection time is changing.