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America Recycles Day is Nov. 19 at BCMS

Filed in Archive by on November 8, 2016

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The Bethlehem Central School District’s Green Team is once again partnering with the Town of Bethlehem and the Delmar Farmers Market to hold the town’s Third Annual America Recycles Day Collection Event on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Central Middle School.

More information from The Spotlight.

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. 

In the last two years, thousands of pounds of clothing, footwear, and cloth products were collected for reuse and recycling and diverted from the landfill.

Join us this year:

Sat., Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Delmar Farmers Market, Bethlehem Central Middle School parking lot, 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar NY 12054.
(Please arrive no later than 12:45 p.m.)

NOTE: *Clothing and Textile Recycling: See list of acceptable items below. **Secure shredding is limited to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers with ID only. Shredding limit: 3 medium sized (i.e. copy paper size) boxes per household. Books collected for reuse or recycling by Grassroot Givers; monetary donations gratefully accepted.

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 439-4955, extension 1176.

Acceptable items for recycling

  • ALL types of clothing
  • Fabric, and household textiles (tablecloths, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, towels), stuffed animals, etc.
  • Belts, hats, gloves, purses, bags, backpacks, footwear
  • All items must be clean and dry, but it is okay if they are worn, torn, ripped, stained or damaged! Backpack with a broken zipper? Shoe without a mate?
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.

For more info contact Dan Rain, Recycling Coordinator by email or phone 518-439-4955 x1510. Visit for facts and more information about textile recycling in New York State.