Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Beautiful as it is, it will come down soon, and the best thing you can do is to return it to the Earth. Here's where to take it.

Both the City of Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township accept trees for  recycling into mulch.

In , the recycling center yard waste drop-off area at 4450 Falmer Drive accepts Christmas trees through Feb. 1 during regular center hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - noon to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 3 p.m.

Please note:

  • Hours of operation may be dependent on weather conditions. Contact the Publics Works Department at 610-814-6442 during bad weather for any changes or cancellations. In the event of winter precipitation, the Center may be closed so Public Works personnel can tend to the streets. It is recommended to call to check the hours if a storm is forecast.
  • The center is open to Bethlehem Township residents only; please bring ID.
  • All decorations and lights must be removed prior to dropping off trees.
  • The Township does not pick up Christmas trees after the holidays.

The yard waste facility accepts Christmas trees that are free of tinsel and ornaments.

It is located at the intersection of Schoenersville Road and Eaton Avenue (across from Martin Tower).

Regular hours are Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the holidays, the facility will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. Although City Hall is closed on Monday, Jan. 2, both the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center and Yard Waste Facility will be open regular hours.

Only residents of the City of Bethlehem may drop off materials. Mulch is available for free to anyone.


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