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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.

Join Fight Against Litter

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

HARRISBURG, PA — The Department of Environmental Protection and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invite all Pennsylvania schools and school districts to join the Pennsylvania Litter-Free School Zone Program.

“Learning during childhood how to keep schools and neighborhoods clean and litter-free is a lifelong skill and value,” Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer said. “Participating schools provide an example everyone can follow in making Pennsylvania a more beautiful place to live, work, play and learn.”

The program encourages students to keep their campuses and neighborhoods free of litter while boosting public awareness by displaying a Litter-Free School Zone sign outside the school. Participating schools will be eligible for a random drawing for one of two $250 cash prizes from the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association.

The program aims to prevent littering by teaching children about environmental stewardship.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful encourages schools to register their litter pickup or cleanup events with the Great American Cleanup of PA, online at www.gacofpa.org. Participants in the Great American Cleanup of PA are eligible for free supplies, such as bags, gloves and vests. Participating schools are required to report their results to the Great American Cleanup of PA and the Litter-Free School Zone program.

For more information about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and to register a school and get educational materials, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org or call 877-772-3673.

For more information about DEP’s Waste Management program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 717-783-9258.