Recycling at the Theis/cornfeld RECYCLING Center

Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center
635 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem

These items are accepted at The Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center on Illick's Mill Road:

  • Clear, green and brown glass (with labels and caps)
  • Food-grade cans of steel, tin, bimetallic and aluminum; empty aerosol cans; no formed aluminum containers
  • # 1 through #7 plastics (remove caps and crush) (NO plastic bags, film, plastic toys) All items must be SMALLER THAN a 5 gallon bucket
  • Newspapers (including inserts) tied in manageable bundles or in brown paper bags
  • All books (hard & soft cover), magazines, catalogs, gift wrap, cards and shiny paper
  • Corrugated cardboard and flatboard (tears brown or gray) PLEASE SEPARATE CORRUGATED CARDBOARD FROM FLATBOARD
  • Mixed office paper, envelopes (with or without windows), index cards, manila folders, carbonless forms, shredded papers, calculator tape, copier and computer paper, etc.
  • Telephone directories
  • Scrap metals (includes anything that's at least half metal) (NO propane tanks; NO sealed vessels) NO PAINT CANS Motorized equipment such as lawn mowers must have gas and oil drained completely.
  • No electronics (televisions, microwaves, computer equipment, etc.)
  • Textiles (old clothes, paired shoes, curtains, purses, belts, remnants 15 X 15 or larger) NO PILLOWS, RUGS, CARPETS OR CANVAS. MUST BE IN CLEAR, PLASTIC BAGS.
  • White goods, i.e. large appliances, certified freon-free*
  • Styrofoam - Must snap when you bend it - no foam (which bends)

We provide FREE shredding services for businesses and private individuals. Call 610-865-7082 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Hours of Operation:


The Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center has new, extended hours.

9 AM to 5 PM
9 AM to 4 PM
11 AM to 4 PM

* Call the Recycling Office at 610-865-7082 for the specifics on preparation of materials and how to have the refrigerant Freon removed.