main content starts here

America Recycles Day, Nov. 18 at BCMS

Filed in BCMS by on November 13, 2017

The Bethlehem Central School District’s Green Team has again partnered with the Town of Bethlehem and the Delmar Farmers Market to hold the town’s Fourth Annual America Recycles Day Collection Event on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Central Middle School.

This event is part of “Re-Clothe NY”— an EPA award-winning statewide environmental campaign reminding residents to recycle all unwanted clothing, footwear, and other textiles such as sheets, towels, tablecloths, underwear and single socks.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the district’s environmental programs directly through the Green Team’s initiatives. (Read about the Green Team and their initiatives here.)

This event will feature a clothing and other textile recycling collection open to all capital region residents, and this year it will also include a book reuse/recycling collection and secure document shredding. Shredding is limited to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers with ID; with a maximum of 3 medium-sized boxes per household. Local charity Grassroots Givers will cull the collected books for reusable titles before the remaining books are recycled. They have a particular need for children’s books, though all books may be brought to the collection.

**Please note: we will NOT be collecting electronics at this event.

Join us this year:

Sat., Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Delmar Farmers Market, Bethlehem Central Middle School parking lot, 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar NY 12054.

Seniors: Do you need assistance transporting your documents?

If you are over the age of 60, Bethlehem Senior Transportation may be able to help with home pickup for documents (but not for other items). 

For more information, and to schedule a pre-arranged pickup time, please call 518-439-4955, x1176.

Clothing and Textile Reuse and Recycling

Acceptable Items:

  • ALL types of clothing
  • Fabric, and household textiles (tablecloths, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, towels, stuffed animals, etc.)
  • Belts, hats, gloves, purses, bags, backpacks, and footwear

**Please note: All items must be clean and dry, but it is okay if they are worn, torn, ripped, stained or damaged! Ex: Back pack without a zipper, shoe without a mate, etc.

Unacceptable Items:

  • Do NOT include mattresses, loose foam stuffing, toys and household goods
  • No wet or mildewed textiles
  • No smelly items
  • No items contaminated with oil, paint or hazardous materials
  • No electronics

For more information contact Dan Rain, Recycling Coordinator by email or by phone at 518-439-4955, x1510.

Visit for facts and more information about textile recycling in NY State.