Annual Events

Spring Tulips at Town Hall

Household Hazardous Waste Days


This event will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Town Highway Garage, 74 Elm Avenue East, Selkirk.  You must enter the facility from the Elm Avenue end of Elm Avenue East.

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS and this spring event is limited to the first 200 Bethlehem residents who register. 

We have partnered with East Greenbush and Troy on joint events to cut costs this year.  There will be a limited number of spaces available for pre-registered Bethlehem residents to attend the East Greenbush and Troy hosted events in the summer and fall.  See the event website hosted by East Greenbush for information and to pre-register.

NOTE:  ELECTRONICS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AT THESE EVENTS.  Recycle televisions and other consumer electronics year-round at the town's Rupert Road Transfer Station.

For information on how to safely deal with certain wastes at other times, please visit the website FAQ #4. http://townofbethlehem.org/Faq.aspx?TID=27.


Document Shredding


There will be secure document shredding as part of the America Recycles Day event on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the (change of location) Elm Avenue Park by the pool complex.  NOTE: Secure shredding is limited to Town of Bethlehem residents with ID only. Shredding limit: 3 medium sized (e.g., copy paper size) boxes per household.  All participants must wear a mask and maintain adequate social distancing.  Please do NOT bring extra passengers to this event


Composter and Rain Barrel Truckload Sale


Capital Region residents may pre-order backyard composters and rain barrels by May 1, 2021 to pick up at the May 8 Spring Recycle Fest event.  This annual composter and rain barrel sale offers 50% off these items and no shipping costs, and is open to anyone in the area who wishes to participate.


Compost Facility Opening Day


The Town's Compost Facility offers high quality compost and wood mulch products for your gardening and landscaping needs!  The compost facility will open for the season on April 1, 2021.