Bethlehem Landfill

News: Open House

Landfill draws crowd for open house

September 16, 2013 IESI Bethlehem Landfill held an Open House at their facility last Saturday for neighbors across Lower Saucon Township.

People line up to board a trolley

Community members line up for a trolley tour ride as part of the landfill’s Open House on Sept. 14, 2013.

The event included free food, giveaways and activities for kids, prize drawings, demonstrations with heavy equipment and exhibiting environmental vendors.

“We had an excellent turnout, a beautiful day and some great family activities,” said Jay McLaughlin, IESI Regional Municipal Marketing Manager. “We are dedicated to being a good neighbor and contributing business in Lower Saucon, and events like this are outstanding opportunities to interact with the community.”

A trolley was available for attendees to tour the landfill and learn more about the company’s progressive approach to solid waste management.

“We always look forward to welcoming our neighbors to the facility, and also to have the chance to take them on tours.  People often have a misguided image of how our landfill operates, and we appreciate the opportunity to show the process first-hand,” said Sam Donato, IESI Bethlehem Landfill District Manager.

This year’s Open House event comes on the heels of several other IESI community initiatives, including a sponsorship of Lower Saucon Schools’ new Environmental Education Center and the company’s annual $10,000 scholarship to local students.