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Posted on: November 6, 2019

America Recycles Day! Saturday, 11/16, 10-1 at Bethlehem Middle School

Town of Bethlehem - America Recycles Day!

When:  Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (arrive no later than 12:45 pm)

Where:  Bethlehem Central Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Event is open to all area residents except free document shredding** which is limited to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers with ID only,

What:  Clothing and Textile Recycling*, Document Shredding/Paper Recycling**, Book Reuse and Recycling

This program is Co-sponsored by : Bethlehem Central School District Green Team, BCHS Environmental Club, Delmar Farmer’s Market

*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 (e.g., 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 518-439-4955, extension 1176.


*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, 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 information, contact Dan Rain, Recycling Coordinator by email recycle@townofbethlehem.org or phone 518-439-4955 x1510.  Visit www.nytextiles.org for facts and more information about textile recycling in NY State.

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