Recycling

Business and Commercial Recycling

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.

There are three options for complying with the requirements for cans and glass:

  1. Contract with a hauler to have the materials delivered to a recycler.
  2. Sell recyclables directly to a vendor.
  3. Take separated recyclables to the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center and sign in each time you visit.

The curbside program is now a Residential program only.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call Michael Conway in the Recycling Office at 610-865-7075

We provide free waste assessments and technical assistance.

Businesses can bring their sensitive documents and records to The Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center for shredding. This is a FREE service!

CALL THE RECYCLING OFFICE AT 610-865-7082 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.