Recycling

FYI.


Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on the following schedule. The tree must be ornament and tinsel free.
The compost center will be open normal hours from Jan 2nd to Jan 31st.

Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule

Recycling Date Christmas Tree Pickup Date
January 16 January 23
January 17 January 24
January 18 January 25
January 19 January 26
January 20 January 27
January 23 January 16
January 24 January 17
January 25 January 18
January 26 January 19
January 27 January 20

Winter 2016/17 Yardwaste Facility Schedule

Close December 1st and remain closed for the month of December.

Open January 6th and remain open the month of January.

Close February 1st and remain closed for February and March.

Open April 1st Open for the season.

While compost center is open the hours are:
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 3 pm
Sunday: 10am – 2pm


Pizza boxes can NOT be placed in your curbside containers. They must go with trash. The food grease from these boxes is contaminating other paper goods therefore making it unacceptable to our broker. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and we thank you for your efforts!

Recycling Services

Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center accepts drop-off of many recyclable materials. Find out more...

Pennsylvania Act 101 and Bethlehem City Ordinance #3821 require all businesses and institutions to recycle mixed office paper, newsprint, magazines/shiny paper, corrugated cardboard, aluminum and leaves. In addition to the aforementioned, food licensed businesses must also recycle steel cans, clear glass containers, colored glass containers, and plastics 1-7 (Except Styrofoam). Businesses must source-separate their materials, store them separate from garbage in proper containers, and make arrangements to recycle commingled, mixed office paper/ corrugated cardboard and leaves separately.

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Curbside Recycling
According to City Ordinance #3821, Article 933.04, all residents of the City of Bethlehem are required to recycle. The City of Bethlehem Recycling Department provides biweekly curbside recycling pickup for all residents. Learn how curbside recycling works...

Household Hazardous Waste
Any material that is flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic is considered to be a "household hazardous waste" and must be handled and disposed of correctly. Call your respective county as they are eligible for funding from DEP to provide a hazardous waste recycling program.

Lehigh County 610-782-3073
Northampton County 610-829-6500
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The City of Bethlehem Yardwaste Facility is located at the intersection of Schoenersville Road and Eaton Avenue (across from Martin Tower). Find hours and more information...

The below listed items are not accepted at our Recycling Drop-Off facilities. Please call our office at 610-865-7082. We will be happy to tell you about local vendors who may accept them.

  • Tires
  • Freezers*
  • Refrigerators*
  • Air Conditioners*
  • Dehumidifiers*
  • Batteries
  • Pallets
  • Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Furniture
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Electronics Recycling

Free Shredding Service
Shredding of confidential documents is available FREE to businesses and private individuals at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center. If you have 4 or more boxes, please call (610) 865-7082 to schedule an appointment.

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Bethlehem Recycling
10 E. Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018


Phone: 610-865-7082

General E-mail: recycling@bethlehem-pa.gov


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