CITY OF BETHLEHEM COMPOST FACILITY
The City of Bethlehem Yard Waste Facility is located at the intersection of Schoenersville Road and Eaton Avenue (across from Martin Tower).
The facility will be closed during the month of December.
It will reopen January 2 thru January 31 to accept Christmas trees that are free of decorations.
The facility will be closed for the months of February and March and re-open approximately April 1, weather permitting.
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
NOTE 1: You must be a resident of the City of Bethlehem to utilize the compost center. Non-residents may not pick up compost and/or mulch or drop off any materials. The only exception is Hanover Township and Fountain Hill residents may purchase compost cards from their municipal buildings for $15.00. CONTRACTORS WILL BE NOT PERMITTED
NOTE 2: All trailers over 1 axle, all dump bed trucks and all Commercial vehicles (trucks with any commercial markings on them) must come to the Recycling Office in City Hall for special compost cards. Box trucks must get prior approval from the Recycling office.
NOTE 3: Pickup trucks can no longer be self-loaded. We have a 3 / 30 gal limit of how much mulch/compost can be self-loaded. During the week when we are not busy, we will allow for more bins to be self-loaded.
NOTE 4: For the safety of all or residents and employees, dogs are not allowed in the yard waste facility.
What to compost:
The City of Bethlehem Yard Waste Facility provides a place for residents of the City of Bethlehem, & Hanover Township and Fountain Hill to dispose of their yard waste.
- Branches – no larger than 4 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length.
- Small brush.
- Hedge trimmings.
- Garden plant residue.
- Leaves – loose or in brown paper bags, only!
- Christmas trees free of tinsel and ornaments.
- Tree Stumps
They also provide loading services for those who wish to have their trucks loaded with mulch or compost.
The fee for loading is $10.00/cubic yard.
Call 610-865-7082 for loading hours.
It is the law in Pennsylvania that you must have materials properly secured and covered with a tarp while traveling on public thoroughfares so therefore to and from the Recycling Center and the Yard Waste Facility.