2017 Spring Yard Waste Collection Dates

Your material will be collected the same day of the week your recycling is collected, but on the opposite week of your recycling week. (See chart if you are unsure of your collection day.)

Recycling Date Yardwaste Date
May 8th May 15th
May 9th May 16th
May 10th May 17th
May 11th May 18th
May 12th May 19th
May 15th May 8th
May 16th May 9th
May 17th May 10th
May 18th May 11th
May 19th May 12th

Materials accepted: leaves, small brush, hedge/shrub trimmings, Christmas trees free of tinsel/ decorations/lights.

Materials NOT accepted: Grass, hay, stumps, materials not bagged, bundled or containerized, or items exceeding length, width or weight restrictions.

Here are the requirements:
All materials must be placed CURBSIDE the night before your collection day.
Only one pass-thru will be made for each street.
All items must be in either BROWN PAPER BAGS, rigid containers of less than 70 lbs. or bundled with string (no tape or rope).
No items over 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length.

The Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center will be closed on April 24, 25, 26 and 27th for the installation of our new baler and spring cleaning.

I am sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the recycling office at 610-865-7075.

The Bethlehem Yardwaste facility will reopen Saturday 1 April, 2017 following the annual winter closing.

A reminder of the facility's hours:
Monday-Saturday: 9-3
Sunday: 10-2

Pizza boxes can NOT be placed in your curbside containers. They must go with trash. The food grease from these boxes is contaminating other paper goods therefore making it unacceptable to our broker. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and we thank you for your efforts!

Recycling Services

Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center accepts drop-off of many recyclable materials. Find out more...

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.


Curbside Recycling
According to City Ordinance #3821, Article 933.04, all residents of the City of Bethlehem are required to recycle. The City of Bethlehem Recycling Department provides biweekly curbside recycling pickup for all residents. Learn how curbside recycling works...

Household Hazardous Waste
Any material that is flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic is considered to be a "household hazardous waste" and must be handled and disposed of correctly. Call your respective county as they are eligible for funding from DEP to provide a hazardous waste recycling program.

Lehigh County 610-782-3073
Northampton County 610-829-6500

The City of Bethlehem Yardwaste Facility is located at the intersection of Schoenersville Road and Eaton Avenue (across from Martin Tower). Find hours and more information...

The below listed items are not accepted at our Recycling Drop-Off facilities. Please call our office at 610-865-7082. We will be happy to tell you about local vendors who may accept them.

  • Tires
  • Freezers*
  • Refrigerators*
  • Air Conditioners*
  • Dehumidifiers*
  • Batteries
  • Pallets
  • Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Furniture
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Electronics Recycling

Free Shredding Service
Shredding of confidential documents is available FREE to businesses and private individuals at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center. If you have 4 or more boxes, please call (610) 865-7082 to schedule an appointment.

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Bethlehem Recycling
10 E. Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610-865-7082

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