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Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The second of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place this Saturday, May 11, in Green Lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is important to note that household hazardous waste will not be collected at electronic recycling events.
“Our first electronics collection event in Harleysville last month was extremely well attended, and we look forward to another successful day on Saturday,” said Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners.
The collection this Saturday will take place in the tennis court parking lot at 2298 Green Lane Road in Green Lane. The remainder of the electronics recycling events is:
Montgomery County Community College – Electronics
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Enter near 473 Cathcart Rd.
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Springfield Township High School – Electronics
Sunday, August 18, 2013
1801 E. Paper Mill Rd.
Erdenheim, PA 19038
Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School – Electronics
Saturday, September 14, 2013
1329 Buchert Rd.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Upper Merion Middle School – Electronics
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Enter near 435 Crossfield Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
The following is the remaining schedule for the household hazardous waste collection program:
Temple-Ambler Campus
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Enter near 1431 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002
Upper Perkiomen High School
Saturday, July 13, 2013
2 Walt Road
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Abington Junior High School
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Enter via Tyler Rd.
970 Highland Ave.
Abington, PA 19001
Pottsgrove Senior High School
Saturday, September 7, 2013
1345 Kauffman Rd,
Pottstown, PA 19464
Lower Merion Transfer Station
Sunday, October 20, 2013
1300 N. Woodbine Ave.
Penn Valley, PA 19072
All events will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The following items are not acceptable at either the electronics or the household hazardous waste collection sites:
• Latex Paint – NOT Hazardous (Throw in trash after it is dried out completely.)
• Alkaline Batteries – NOT Hazardous (Throw in trash if made after 1996.)
• Large Appliances/White Goods – Contact your township or trash/ recycling hauler to schedule a pick up or call Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at (610) 278-3618.
• Explosives & Ammunition – Contact your local police department or the Montgomery County Bomb Squad at (610) 278-3331.
• Infectious or Medical Waste
• Radioactive Waste
• Asbestos
• Air Conditioners, De/Humidifiers, Refrigerators – Contact your township or trash/recycling hauler to schedule a pick up or call (610) 278-3618 for more information. For working refrigerators contact PECO at 1-888-5-PECO-SAVE.
• Smoke Detectors – Send back to the manufacturer. Check the back of the item for more information OR throw in trash.

Shredding And Electronics Recycling

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

A Free Event

Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:30AM – 1:30PM
515 Stump Road, North Wales, PA 19454

Philadelphia Open Data Policy

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed an executive order to establish an Open Data policy, which will provide increased access and will enhance the transparency of City data sets. The Executive Order creates a Chief Data Officer (CDO) position, which will oversee and enforce the Open Data Policy and will report to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The policy provides for the City to publish data online and expands opportunities for the public to participate in the City agency decision-making process by creating the Open Government Portal, which will house departments’ open data catalogue as well as a mechanism for public to offer feedback and assessments of the data sets.

“Transparency is a cornerstone of good governance, and it is vital for the City to be open and available to our citizens,” said Mayor Nutter. “Philadelphia was recently named at the seventh most social media savvy city in the nation. The Open Data policy furthers many of the policies and initiatives already put in place by the City.”

The executive order establishes the Open Data Working Group, which will focus on enhancing internal transparency, accountability, participation and collaboration through the Open Data policy and will develop the Open Government Portal—the City’s forum for public feedback. Following the establishment of the policy and assumption of duties by the CDO, the Mayor will appoint a Data Governance Advisory Board—consisting of nine members—who will oversee the ongoing implementation of the Open Data policy.
“The Open Data Policy puts in place the necessary framework, structure and governance that will increase collaboration among City departments and bring citizens closer to their government,” said Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid. “This policy is the first installment in Mayor Nutter’s vision for Philadelphia to become a model for increasing transparency and removing barriers to information sharing and collaboration.”

The City of Philadelphia has been implementing new digital access programming to increase transparency and provide citizens with greater opportunities to be civically engaged. Mayor Nutter added, “Change By Us Philly facilitates the sharing of ideas and projects among the City and citizens. Digital On-Ramps will provide Philadelphians access to anytime, anywhere learning. Freedom Rings Partnerships KEYSPOTS creates computer centers in neighborhoods throughout the city. My Administration is working hard to bridge the digital divide and to be completely accessible to citizens whether in person, on the phone, or on the internet.”

Also adopted in this Executive Order is the City’s internal social media policy, which outlines the acceptable use of social media by City employees overseen by the CIO and Mayor’s Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships.
Executive Order 1-12