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Services

Trash/Recycling Collection

 

Services 

Students should contact a local provider directly if they are in need of services below. It is recommended to make arrangements as far in advance as possible. Some companies require advance arrangements and/or a payment deposit.

- Cable or satellite television

- Electricity

- Internet/Phone

- Natural Gas

- Parking (on campus)

- Parking (off campus)

- Pest Control 

- Pet Licenses

- Post Office

-Renter's Insurance

 

 

The City of Bethlehem requires that all garbage must be stored in containers. Plastic bags alone are unacceptable because they invite rats, dogs, and cats. Accumulation of rubbish and garbage is a violation of the City ordinances and may result in a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. Trash collection information is available at (610) 865-7050.

Trashcans may not be stored in front of the building. On collection days, trashcans must be placed within 5 feet of the building. Most trash collectors prefer alley pick up and will usually return the cans where you placed them, if requested. Trash collectors normally will not pick up furniture. See your landlord or their local agent for this.

You must reach an understanding with your landlord about who arranges for collection. Legally, your landlord is responsible to see that the garbage is collected.

Recycling is mandatory in Bethlehem. Pick-up is every other week, and your landlord should provide you with your pick up schedule and recycling containers. Additional information is available from the Recycling Office at (610) 865-7082.