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BETHLEHEM—The town’s annual spring recycling event, co-sponsored by Bethlehem Central School District’s Green Team, Delmar Farmers Market, Grassroot Givers and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, will take place at Elm Avenue Park this Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Drop-offs for reuse, recycling and shredding are free, while electronic, appliance and scrap metal recycling require a $5 donation to the Bethlehem Central High School Environmental Club per car.
The town’s third annual “Spring Recycle Fest,” held last April, broke previous records with 805 households dropping off approximately 50,730 pounds (or more than 25 tons) of materials, which averages out to nearly 6 pounds for every household in Bethlehem. More than $2,000 in donations were also raised to support Bethlehem Central School District’s environmental programs.
Town Recycling Coordinator Dan Lilkas-Rain hopes to break records again this year.
The following items will not be accepted during this event:
• Fluorescent blubs
• Toxic and/or hazardous materials
However, most of these items can be disposed of during the town’s Household Hazardous Waste Day, on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The following items will be accepted:
Clothing and other textiles for reuse and recycling
All types of clothing, fabric, household textiles, stuffed animals, belts, hats, gloves, purses, bags, backpacks, footwear. Okay if worn, stained, damaged, missing buttons or zippers, etc.
Wet, smelly, or contaminated items will not be accepted.
Carpets, mattresses, or loose
stuffing also will not be accepted.
• Document Shredding/Paper Recycling
Secure shredding is limited to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers with ID. Limit of 3 medium sized boxes per household.
• Hard Cover/ Paperback Books
Books will be collected for reuse or recycling by Grassroot Givers.
(Monetary donations will also be
gratefully accepted by the nonprofit.)
• Plastic Toys
To be sorted for reuse or recycling.
• Electronics, Appliances and Scrap Metals
Electronics, appliances and scrap
metals recycling for $5/car donation
to BCHS Environmental Club.
Appliances (large and small):
Audio/Visual Equipment, Business
Machines, Cable or Satellite Receivers,
Cash Registers, Cell Phones, Circuit Boards
Electronics: TVs, Computers, Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Fax Machines.
Scanners, Portable Digital Music Players,
Servers (small scale), VCR, DVD, and DVR players, wiring and cables, ink cartridges, etc.
Bikes, Lawn Mowers, Swing Sets,
Basketball Hoops, Grills, etc.
Personal Care Appliances
Safes and strong boxes