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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.

Recent News & Updates

Job Opening - Part-time Recycling Enforcement Technician

This part-time position is in commercial and residential recycling enforcement and abatement. The employee in this position will be involved in the implementation of a recycling program that conforms to Federal, State and City laws and policies. The employee in this position reports to the Director of Recycling.

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Job Opening - Part-time Recycling Technician

This is a part time permanent position. This position will politely & courteously assist clients, monitor placement of items for proper containers and maintain a safe clean and neat personal and area appearance.

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Curbside Pickup ScheduleJanuary 26, 2015

There will be no Curbside pick up Tue 1/27/15 due to snow.

The Theis/Cornfeld recycling center will also be closed Tue 1/27/15.

Curbside make up day will be on Sat 1/31/15

Mayor Donchez Announces Open Door Policy for 2015January 7, 2015

Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that he will continue to hold his open-door policy throughout the year of 2015, so residents of the city can meet with him one-on-one.

“It is my belief that government should be accessible, open and responsive to the concerns of its constituents.  My open door policy gives Bethlehem residents the opportunity to come in, sit down, and discuss concerns or offer suggestions about the City directly with their Mayor,” Mayor Donchez said.  “I truly believe that there are a lot of great ideas held by our residents and I want to hear them.”

The Mayor will open his door to the public on the second Monday of each month, beginning from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. The discussions will be 15 minutes in length and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open up at 9:00 a.m. and interested individuals will be asked to sign in and wait in the 2nd Floor Lobby until their allotted time. Residents may only sign-in once per month, and are invited to return each month if they wish. 

List of 2015 Open Door Dates:

January 12 July 13
February 9 August 10
March 9 September 14
April 13   October 12
May 11     November 9
June 8    December 14

The Mayor’s Office is located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 on the 2nd Floor of Building B.