Recycling

Recycling Schedule

Recyclable items are picked up curbside every Friday in Bethel Township. 

Bethel Township also holds a paper shredding event and an electronic recycling event.  Dates for these two events are still being determined for 2019.

Recycling Bins

  • Recyclable materials should be placed in the township provided containers.  Please do not put your items in plastic bags.  All recyclables should be loose in the can, or in paper bags.
  • One recycling bin is provided free to each homeowner in Bethel Township.  Additional recycling bins are available for purchase at a cost of $16 each.  Lids for blue recycling bins can be purchased for $6.

  Please contact the Bethel Township office at 610-459-1529 to purchase a lid or an additional bin.

Recyclable Items

  • Aluminum Cans - Empty; aerosol, non-aerosol, all-aluminum beverage and food containers, excluding products such as pie pans and aluminum foil
  • Bi-Metallic Cans - Empty; aerosol, non-aerosol steel or tin coated steel food and beverage containers
  • Clean Paper Products - Newspaper, magazines and periodicals, high-grade office paper, corrugated paper, junk mail, telephone books and paperback books
  • Glass - Plain, uncolored, or colored glass bottles, and jars. Expressly excluded from this definition of glass are blue glass, lead crystal, porcelain products, light bulbs, and tempered or plate glass
  • High-Grade Office Paper - All white paper, bond paper, and computer paper used in commercial, institutional and Municipal establishments and in residences
  • Magazines and Periodicals - Printed matter containing miscellaneous written pieces published at fixed or varying intervals
  • Newspaper - paper of the type commonly referred to as newsprint
  • Rigid Plastics - Jugs and bottles with recycle symbol # 1- (check bottom)
  • #1 - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE) or (PET): soft drink and water bottles, beer bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter and salad dressing containers
  • #2 - High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): milk jugs, water and juice containers, liquid detergent bottles, yogurt and margarine tubs
  • #3 - Vinyl (Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC): clear food packaging, shampoo bottles
  • #4 - Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): squeezable bottles (e.g. honey, mustard)
  • #5 - Polypropylene (PP): ketchup bottles, yogurt containers and margarine tubs, medicine bottles
  • #6 - Polystyrene (PS): aspirin bottles, cups, plates (no polystyrene foam products)
  • #7 - Other: Use of this code indicates that the package in question is made with a resin other than the 6 listed above, or is made of more than 1 resin used in combination. Plastics such as 3 and 5 gallon reusable water bottles, some citrus juice and ketchup bottles, clear baby food containers

    Non- Recyclable Items

  • Garbage
  • Broken Glass
  • Plastic Bags
  • Food Waste
  • Food Tainted Items Such as Used Paper Plates
  • Paper Towels or Paper Napkins
  • Polystyrene (Polystyrene Foam) Cups or Plates
  • Motor Oil Bottles
  • Hazardous Chemical Containers
  • Plastic Toys
  • Sporting Goods
  • Electronics or Batteries
  • Compact Discs Dvds
  • Foam Egg Cartons
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Ice Cream Cartons
  • Light Bulbs
  • Hangers
  • Yard Waste
  • Garden Tools

Delaware County Recycling Information:

Delaware County Recycling Brochure (PDF)
Household Hazardous Waste Collections  (PDF)
Household Hazardous Waste Information (web page)
Automotive Products Recycling Sites in Delaware County (pdf)
Recycling Drop Off Locations - Provided by Delaware County Solid Waste Authority - Recycling Division
Delaware County Recycling Information (web page)
Latex Paint Disposal (PDF)
Home Health Care Waste Disposal Tips (PDF)
Plastic Bag Recycling (PDF)

Electronics and Appliance Recycling Information:

The Covered Device Recycling Act 108 of 2010 (web page)
The Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010 – A General Overview (web page)
Pennsylvania DEP – Electronics Recycling Information (with links)
Electronic Recycling Event – Anything with a Plug (PDF)
PECO Appliance Recycling (web page)
PECO Appliance Recycling (PDF)
Electronics and Appliance Recycling at BEST BUY(web page)
Electronics Recycling at HOME DEPOT(web page)
Electronics Recycling at STAPLES (web page)

For additional questions please contact

B&L Disposal Services (484) 326-9774
Bethel Township - Township Secretary  (610) 610-459-1529

1092 Bethel Road
Garnet Valley,
PA
19060