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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

Based on Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order issued for Northampton and Lehigh Counties, Bethlehem City Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 pm today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice.
City Hall will remain operational but closed to the public. City employees will be available to assist residents via phone, email and website.

Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown, are requested to call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000. Do not call 911 for this issue.


Free Shredding Services

635 Illick's Mill Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Shredding of confidential documents is available FREE OF CHARGE to businesses and private individuals at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center. The free services are open to any persons or businesses of the public; you do not need to be from Bethlehem. Everyone is welcome! 

Hours of Shredding
Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Copy sized paper boxes are measured at 11.5”w x 18”l x 9”h
  • 5 Copy sized paper boxes take 15 minutes
Bankers boxes are measured at 12.5”w x 25”l x 11”h (Bankers count a 2 copy boxes)
  • 2-2.5 Bankers boxes take 15 minutes
Materials MUST be in boxes or rigid containers! Bags are not permitted. Bags are not as secure as boxes and do not have hard handles for safe lifting. 


  • If you wish to DROP OFF the equivalent of 1 copy sized paper boxes you DO NOT NEED an appointment
  • If you wish to DROP OFF the equivalent of 2 or more copy sized paper boxes you MUST MAKE an appointment
  • If you wish to STAY AND WATCH while your material is shredded, you MUST MAKE an appointment regardless of how much material you have

We CANNOT shred the following:

  • Binder clips, metal strips, spiral bound notebooks, paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Heavy file folders (Pentaflex folder, accordion folders)
  • Glossy material (Pamphlets, brochures, inserts, postcards, greeting cards, magazine type paper)
  • Photographs or Negatives
  • X-Rays
  • Credit Cards or any plastic card (Rewards Cards, Bonus Cards, etc.)


**Any violation of the above stated rules could result in the rejection of your boxes until they are cleaned per the above rules. If your boxes have been dropped off you will be phoned to come back and retrieve your boxes until all the set forth rules are followed and your boxes are cleaned.**