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Spring Recycle Fest is Saturday, April 13

Filed in Archive by on March 12, 2019

Spring Recycle Fest Sat., April 13Once again, the Bethlehem Central School District Green Team will co-sponsor a community-wide recycling event. The Spring Recycle Fest is Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elm Avenue Park. The event is open to all area residents. Textile and book recycling is free. Free shredding is limited to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers only. Electronics, appliances and scrap metals recycling is $5/car donation to the BCHS Environmental Club; $15 additional cost per TV or computer monitor.

This event also includes a Backyard Compost Unit Truckload Sale open to ALL area residents (save 50% off retail price and free shipping!). Composters must be pre-ordered on-line by April 1 and picked up in person at the April 13 event. 

View or Download Event Flyer PDF, or view information below.

What will be collected?

  • Clothing and other Textiles for Reuse and Recycling
  • Document Shredding/Paper Recycling
  • Hard Cover and Paperback Books for Reuse and Recycling
  • Electronics, Appliances & Scrap Metals for Recycling
  • Backyard Compost Unit Truckload Sale! Pre-order online by Saturday, April 1. 50% off & free shipping!



  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Arrive no later than 12:40 p.m.)



  • Elm Avenue Park
  • 261 Elm Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054


Who can participate?

  • Event is open to all area residents!
  • Free Shredding limited to Town of Bethlehem Residents and BCSD Taxpayers only



  • Electronics, appliances and scrap metals recycling is $5/car donation to BCHS Environmental Club; $15 additional cost per Television or Computer Monitor
  • All other drop-offs for reuse, recycling and shredding is free.

More information

  • Secure shredding limited to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers with ID only.
  • Shredding limit: 3 medium sized boxes per household.
  • Books will be collected for reuse or recycling by Grassroot Givers; monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted.
  • Do you need assistance transporting your documents for shredding to the event? If you are over age 60 and a Town resident, Bethlehem Senior Transportation may be able to help with home pickup of documents for shredding on this day (but not with other materials). For more information or to schedule a pre-arranged pickup time, please call 518-439-4955, extension 1176.
  • A “Paper for Paper” drive is also being conducted. Please consider a paper product or monetary donation to The Bethlehem Food Pantry.
  • We are very pleased to offer 50% off backyard composters! Must pre-order online by April 1 and pick up at the Saturday, April 13 event.

Acceptable Items

Clothing, Textiles & Footwear

  • ALL types of clothing, fabric, household textiles, stuffed animals, belts, hats, gloves, purses, bags, backpacks, footwear. OK if worn, stained, damaged, missing buttons or zippers, etc!
  • NO wet, smelly, or contaminated items.
  • NO carpets, mattresses, or loose stuffing.


  • Hardcover
  • Paperbacks

Documents for Shredding

  • Limited to three (3) boxes.
  • Shredding only available to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers.

Appliances, Electronics & Metals

  • Appliances (large & small) Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Toaster, Blender, Coffee Machine, Hot Plate, Etc.
  • Audio / Visual Equipment
  • Business Machines
  • Cable or Satellite Receivers
  • Cash Registers
  • Cell Phones
  • Circuit Boards
  • Electronics: TVs, Computers, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines. Scanners, Portable Digital Music Players, Servers (small scale), VCR, DVD, & DVR Players, Digital Converter Boxes, Hubs / Routers, Video Game Systems & Accessories, PDA’s (personal digital assistant), Wiring & Cabling, Ink Cartridges
  • Medical Electronics (EKG Machine, Heart Monitor)
  • Metal Objects (Bikes, Lawn Mowers, Swing Sets, Basketball Hoops, Grills, Metal Lawn Equipment, etc.)
  • Personal Care Appliances – (Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, Walkers, Canes, Blood Pressure Monitors)
  • Propane Tanks
  • Safes & Strong Boxes
  • Scientific Equipment
  • Telecommunications Equipment


Unacceptable Items

  • NO Batteries
  • NO Fluorescent bulbs
  • NO Toxic or Hazardous Materials
  • NOTE: Most of these items can be disposed of at the Town of Bethlehem’s Household Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8 am—1 pm. Visit the Town website calendar for details.