First, check to see if your paint is oil-based or water-based.
Under Bethel Township's trash contract with B&L Disposal, residents are permitted to put out one bulk item per week with their regular trash. Residents looking to dispose of carpets or carpet padding should cut the carpet or padding into pieces no longer than 48 inches long, or four feet, and bind them with rope, twine, or heavy tape, before putting the carpeting to the curb. Up to five (5) four-foot rolls may be put out at one time.
Under Bethel Township's trash contract with B&L Disposal, residents are permitted to put out one bulk item per week with their regular trash. Residents looking to dispose of a mattress and box spring must enclose the mattress in a sealable bag, due to the risk of bed bugs. Sealable mattress bags are available for purchase at major retailers such as Lowes and Home Depot.
At this time, B & L Disposal will not be accepting refrigerators, stand-alone freezers, or air conditioners due to their having the chemical Freon. If the refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner is still working, residents are encouraged to contact PECO to participate in their Recycling Program. For those items that are no longer in working order, residents are encouraged to contact International Scrap at (610) 494-3171 or 1-800-GOTJUNK (1-800-916-7892).
Televisions and computers will not be accepted for curb pick-up in Bethel Township; however, to recycle these items and other old electronics, Bethel Township offers an E-Recycling event each spring at the Bethel Township Building (1092 Bethel Road). E-Recycling events are typically scheduled on a Saturday in May. Residents are encouraged to check the Township website for upcoming E-Recycling Events. If you do not wish to wait for this yearly recycling event, Best Buy offers year-round electronic recycling at many of their local stores. For availability and pricing, look at the Best Buy website for participating stores. Additional junk removal companies such as 1-800-GOTJUNK may also take these items.
Under Bethel Township's trash contract with B&L Disposal, residents are permitted to put out one bulk item per week with their regular trash. Residents do not need to call to arrange for this service, and there is no additional cost; bulk items should be placed at the curb with the resident's regular trash. Please be sure to check our list of unacceptable trash items before putting your bulk item to the curb.
The items below are all acceptable recyclables in Bethel Township:
See our simplified recycling flyers for more information:
Yes! Some items cannot be recycled even though they are made out of cardboard, plastic, or aluminum. For more information on these items, see our Recycling Bin's Dirty Dozen Flyer.