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Single Stream Recycling for Bethlehem Customers Only



CARDBOARD:  Cereal Boxes, Pasta boxes, Shipping Boxes, Corrugated Boxes, (No packing materials or Pizza Boxes)

PAPER:  Newspapers, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Catalogs, Soft Cover Books, Telephone Books, Brown Bags, Magazines and Inserts, White and Colored Paper (no metal bindings).

PLASTIC:  #1 through #7, Clean Food & Beverage Containers, Milk, Water, Juice Bottles & Cartons, Detergent Bottles, Rigid Plastic Tubs, Etc. with some exceptions*. 

GLASS:  CLEAN Bottles and Containers any color (NO LIDS).

CANS:  CLEAN Aluminum, Tin, Steel, Pie Plates, Trays, Foil (Must be put in trash if any food residue.).




-Windows, Glass (other than bottles & containers), Mirrors & Light Bulbs

-Dishes, Pyrex, Ceramics

-Foam Packaging, Styrofoam, Plastic Bags, Plastic Wrap, Plastic Film*

-Recyclables containing Food Waste, Paint or Oils

-Large Steel Items, Car Parts, Small Appliances, Etc.**

-Electronics, TVs, Computers, Etc.**

-Hazardous Materials (Poisons), Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs**

-Yard Waste, Leaves, Grass, Christmas Trees (Contact local town for disposal)

-Trash, Diapers, Clothing**

-Click HERE for E-Waste Recycling Guidelines

If in doubt, call & ask or throw it out.  Wishful recycling spoils everything!

*Please go to The Town Of Bethlehem website for more details on Plastic Recycling.

**WHILE THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN YOUR CURBSIDE RECYCLING CONTAINER, plastic bags, "plastic film", appliances & other metal items, electronics, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent bulbs and clothing/other textiles are recyclable elsewhere.  See "mandatory and other recyclables" at


All clean recyclables go into your recycling container loose.  NO SORTING NECESSARY!

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