The City of Bethlehem Yardwaste Facility is located at the intersection of Schoenersville Road
and Eaton Avenue (across from Martin Tower).
|Monday - Friday
- 3:00 p.m.
- 3:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m.
NOTE 1: You must be a resident of the City of Bethlehem to utilize the compost center. Non-residents may not pick up compost and/or mulch or drop off any materials. The only exception is Hanover Township and Fountain Hill residents may purchase compost cards from their municipal buildings. NO CONTRACTORS WILL BE PERMITTED
NOTE 2: All trailers over 1 axle,
all dump bed trucks and all Commercial
vehicles (trucks with any commercial markings on them) must
come to the Recycling Office in City Hall for special compost
cards. Box trucks must get prior approval
from the Recycling office.
What to compost:
The City of Bethlehem Yardwaste Facility provides
a place for residents of the city to dispose of their yard
- Branches - no larger than 4 inches in diameter
and 6 feet in length.
- Small brush.
- Hedge trimmings.
- Garden plant residue.
- Leaves - loose or in brown paper bags, only!
- Christmas trees free of tinsel and ornaments.
We also provide loading services for those who wish to have
their trucks loaded with mulch or compost.
The fee for loading is $10.00/cubic yard.
Call 610-865-7082 for loading hours.
It is the law in Pennsylvania that you must have materials
properly secured and covered with a tarp while traveling on
public thoroughfares so therefore to and from the Recycling
Center and the Yardwaste Facility.
Yard Waste &
What Do You Do With Grass Clippings? "Grass-cycle!"
Cut your grass and let it lay. It's an excellent source of nitrogen
for your lawn and doesn't cause thatch. Many people have found
that it helps to get a mulching mower or to put a mulching blade
on your current mower (conversion kits are available for many
types of mowers). Mulching mowers and blades help to shred the
grass into small pieces, thereby causing grass to decompose
Or, place grass clippings on your vegetable garden or around
your hedges. Your soil will retain more moisture and be enriched
Photos of Making Compost