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
HOW TO PREPARE RECYCLABLES:
All clean recyclables go into your recycling container loose. NO SORTING NECESSARY!