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Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.
Your material will be collected the same day of the week your recycling is collected, but on the opposite week of your recycling week. (See chart if you are unsure of your collection day.)
|Recycling Date||Yardwaste Date|
|May 8th||May 15th|
|May 9th||May 16th|
|May 10th||May 17th|
|May 11th||May 18th|
|May 12th||May 19th|
|May 15th||May 8th|
|May 16th||May 9th|
|May 17th||May 10th|
|May 18th||May 11th|
|May 19th||May 12th|
Materials accepted: leaves, small brush, hedge/shrub trimmings, Christmas trees free of tinsel/
Materials NOT accepted: Grass, hay, stumps, materials not bagged, bundled or containerized, or items exceeding length, width or weight restrictions.
Here are the requirements:
All materials must be placed CURBSIDE the night before your collection day.
Only one pass-thru will be made for each street.
All items must be in either BROWN PAPER BAGS, rigid containers of less than 70 lbs. or bundled with string (no tape or rope).
No items over 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length.
Today Mayor Robert J. Donchez announced an opportunity to create more activity on the streets and improve the quality of life in Bethlehem’s commercial corridors by unveiling a parklet request for proposals.
Bethlehem will be offering the opportunity to create small curbside extensions, referred to as parklets, in commercial areas so that outdoor seating can be installed in areas where the existing sidewalks or public right of way is too narrow to allow for outdoor seating.
Bethlehem continues to look at new and innovative ways to maintain and grow vibrant street life in downtown and commercial areas. Parklets are installed on parking lanes and convert several parking spaces to allow for streetscape seating that contributes to active and vibrant community space.
Bethlehem will be accepting applications for proposed parklets in 2017 as a pilot program for the new year. Applications are available on the city website, www.bethlehem-pa.gov. Applications will be accepted until 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 15. The applications will be reviewed by an internal committee to select a few parklet locations throughout the downtowns.
We invite all interested business owners or property owners in the core areas of the City to submit an application if they are interested.
Mayor Donchez said, “This is an innovative way for the City of Bethlehem to encourage more activity on our downtown streets. We look forward to working with downtown property and business owners on this pilot program."
|January 3||January 17||February 7|
|February 21||March 7||March 21|
|April 4||April 18||May 2|
|May 17*||June 6||June 20|
|July 5*||July 18||August 1|
|August 15||September 5||September 19|
|October 3||October 17||November 8*|
|November 21||December 5||December 19|
* Note: Wednesday, May 17 – Rescheduled from May 16 (Primary Election Day)
Wednesday, July 5 – Rescheduled from July 4 (Independence Day)
Wednesday, November 8 – Rescheduled from November 7 (General Election Day)
Each of the above meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, except for the meetings marked with an (*).
Each meeting will begin at 7:00PM.