According to City Ordinance #3821, Article 933.04, all residents of the City of Bethlehem are required to recycle.
What to recycle at the curb IN YOUR GREEN CONTAINER:
How to recycle cans, glass, and plastics:
Rinse until clean and drain all cans, glass and plastics. Place recyclables in green container. Labels need not be removed. Caps, lids and rings are recyclable.
Crush cans and plastics or nest cans to save space. Do not crush glass bottles and jars.
Extra quantities of recyclables may be put out in any open, rigid, waterproof container that is of 30 gallon capacity or less **please mark container “RECYCLING”. No bags.
Place your container at your front curb the night before your scheduled pick-up day. Call the Recycling Bureau at 610-865-7082 to find out when your collection day is.
Please write your address on your
Additional containers are available at The Theis/Cornfeld
Recycling Center on Illick's Mill Road:
Green containers - $ 10.00/each
Blue containers/with lid - $12.00/each
What to recycle at the curb IN YOUR BLUE CONTAINER
PLEASE NOTE: All materials are to be placed in containers loose and covered with lids provided.
NOTE: Do not put unshredded confidential papers on the curb! Take them to the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center for shredding. Do not place books (hard or soft cover) in curbside recycling. They also are accepted at the recycling center.
How to recycle paper materials:
Place materials in your blue container loosely If you have excess cardboard that will not fit in container, please latten in bundles no larger than 2’ x 4’ and tie with string - No tape. No wax boxes.
Corrugated cardboard boxes– (has wavy center between two layers). Flatten and put in container loose. If there is too much to put in container, flatten in bundles no larger than 2’ X 4’ and tie with string. No tape. No wax boxes.
Flat board – Cereal boxes, tissue boxes, gift boxes, etc. (remove liner). Should be brown or gray on the inside when torn.
Note: If you live in an apartment you may have a different procedure. Check with your landlord or apartment manager
*For missed pick-ups call Raritan Valley Disposal, toll-free 1-877-534-4446.