We challenge all environmentally conscious people to purge clutter from their homes in a way that will protect the environment. Below are various recycling events and locations and shredder events that will help you get rid of these items in the most environmentally friendly way. This page gets updated when information is available, so return back each spring to check it out! All the events occur in the Philadelphia area, specifically in Montgomery County.
Below are recycling events, locations of hazardous waste removal, and shredding events for the current year in or around Philadelphia. Happy recycling! Feel free to share this page with others to remind them to recycle.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PA HOUSEHOLD TIRE COLLECTIONS - for a fee
This has been modified in recent years. There is a fee now to recycle tires from most locations. Visit this page for location information.
Electronic Drop Off Locations in Montgomery County, PA:
There are drop-off locations in Montgomery County. Visit the Best Buy page for details on what they will recycle.
Looking for places to donate stuff? Check out our Charitable Locations to Donate Stuff.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PA HOUSEHOLD HAZWASTE RECYCLING LOCATIONS EVENTS
2022 Montgomery County PA Residential Events: <<<< NOTE YOU MUST preregister for all the events. By Appointment only!!!
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown
Registration Link: June 18, 2022, Norristown Area High School Registration page on Eventbrite.
Saturday, June 25, 2022, Abington Junior High School Enter at 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington
Registration Link: June 25, 2022, Abington Junior High School Registration page on Eventbrite.
Saturday, September 24, 2022, Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford
Registration Link: September 24, 2022, Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center Registration page on Eventbrite.
SUNDAY, October 23, 2022, Lower Merion Transfer Station 1300 N. Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley
Registration Link: October 23, 2022, Lower Merion Transfer Station Registration page on Eventbrite.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Hazwaste Recycling EVENTS
Bucks County Residents for 2022: Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> schedule an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Chester County Residents for 2022: Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> schedule an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Delaware County Residents for 2022: Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> All events will be by appointment only - registration is required.
Philadelphia County Residents for 2022: Philadelphia County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> schedule an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Create your own Customized Charitable Locations List to remind you where to bring your unwanted things.
Shredder event for Perkiomen Township for Township Residents ONLY
The Perkiomen Recycling Day will be taking place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 1 Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. This is for Perkiomen residences and small businesses with fewer than 50 employees ONLY!!!! Electronics will be recycled by eForce Compliance, a Philadelphia first Certified Responsible Recycler.
The accepted items for the Anything with a Plug event are TVs, Laptops, Peripherals, Typewriters, Telephones, Microwaves, Cameras, Cell Phones, Calculators, Computer Monitors, Dehumidifiers, Computers, Mice, Small Appliances, Fax Machines, Keyboards, Printers, Air Conditioners. All Data Media will be destroyed or wiped!
The Cost is as follows: $30 per CRT, LCD, LED TV or computer monitor, $10 per air conditioner, dehumidifier, microwave, dorm-size refrigerator, $100 per wooden console or rear-projection TV.
OTHER SHREDDER EVENTS IN THE AREA
July 16, 2022: Shred Event in West Norristown
9 AM to 12 NOON at Norristown High School, 1900 Eagle Drive, West Norriton, PA 19401
- Limit two boxes per household.
- Only Paper items are allowed.
- No eletronics or trash.
- All paper will be recycled.
***Cardboard boxes and plastic bags will be returned after materials are shredded. Paper bags can be shredded with paper. Hosted by Reps. Matt Bradford and Hie Webster - State Representatives - for more information call 610-222-3490.
September 17, 2022: Sanatoga Ridge Free Shredding Event - Chester County
From 9 AM to 12 NOON at Sanatoga Ridge Community, 2461 E High St, Pottstown, PA, 19464
Read here for more information.
November 5, 2022: Fall Shred It & E-Recycling Event - Chester County
From 9 AM to 12 NOON at Penn Township Park, 260 Lewis Rd, West Grove, PA 19390
This is a free shredding event (limit 3 file boxes/bags) held at Penn Township Park. The event will be drive-thru style; you will not need to exit your vehicle. This event will also feature free, unlimited electronic recycling.
Need to recycle now?
It's you can recycle at this event: Small Appliances, Printers, Computers, Laptops, VCRs, Misc. Wire, Random Metal items, and anything with a plug except TVs or monitors.
ONGOING DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENTS - for a fee:
Titan Mobile Shredding: 2022 recurring paper shredding events
Visit their website for details on where and how much it costs. Below are the days of the month and the locations they do their
- Doylestown, PA 1st Friday of Each Month
- Willow Grove, PA, on the 2nd Tuesday of Each Month
- Yardley, PA on the 3rd Thursday of Each Month
Shredding Document Services from Companies for a fee. Below are companies that do shredding documents for a fee upon request.
Fed Ex: Shredding for a fee.
Find a location by clicking this link. Be sure to ask about pricing and if you can see the stuff shredded.
The UPS Store: Shredding for a fee.
Find a location near you by clicking here. Be sure to ask about pricing and if you can see the stuff shredded.
Shred-it Shredding Services: Shredding for a fee.
Contact Shredit through this link to get a quote to shred your papers at a one-time service or regularly scheduled service.
Wiggin Shredding: Shredding for a fee.
Wiggin Shredding is located at 908 Old Fern Hill Rd., West Chester, PA 19380 - they do all the counts in Eastern Pennsylvania, plus Wilmington, DE area.
Prescription Drugs Events and Drop-Off:
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on April 30, 2022.
If you need to drop off prescription drugs any other time of year, visit this US Dept of Justice Diversion Control Division page. Add your zip code and find areas near you that will take your unused prescription drugs. Check out the drug disposal information page for more details.
For Pennsylvania Recycling Unused Prescription Drugs Drop Off Locations: Check out this page of locations from The DDAP.
Recycling and Random information:
Nationwide: Check out the Earth911 website to find recycling locations near you. Type in what you want to recycle and your zip code.
Electronics Recycling Centers in Pennsylvania: Electronics Collection Programs
Appliances Recycling or Purchasing EnergyStar appliances:
Energystart.gov search recycles refrigerator.
PECO Energy Rebates for recycling older appliances, heaters, a/c, and refrigerators. They give you a check for these items.
If you are in Montgomery County or surrounding areas, contact David A. York at Refrigerant-Recovery & Equipment Recycling Co. at 215-723-8219. P.O. Box 102, Telford, PA 18969 His business is in the removal and disposal of refrigerants and equipment. The following is what he recycles: Refrigerators - Freezers - Air Conditioners - Dehumidifiers - Washers - Dryers - Ranges. He is EPA Certified and Licensed.
Where to recycle my Apple devices and my Samsung devices?
If you are looking to recycle your Apple phone or other devices, check out the Apple Trade-In page.
If you have a Samsung phone or device, check out OEMTakeback.com, which recycles the old Samsung products.
Electronics / Computers recycling:
Best Buy Electronics Recycling Program
link for details. Each link gives you more information about your state and area. ***NOTE: You can recycle up to three items per household per day.runs a year-round electronics recycling program. They do not accept TVs or monitors. The things they recycle: TV and video, computer and tablets, cellphones and radios, appliances, ink and toner, audio equipment, home equipment, music and movies, video games and gadgets, cameras and camcorders, and car audio video and GPS. Visit this
Visit our post about How to Get Rid of Household Electronics.
Where to do Printer Ink Cartridges recycling?
Another option is Office Depot/OfficeMax also has an ink & Toner Cartridge Recycling program for recycling printer cartridges.
Where can I recycle a variety of household items?
Check out MOM's Organic Market Recycle Center for the items they accept. Natural Cork, Demin, Batteries, and Shoes are just some of the items they recycle.
Where can I recycle Plastic Bags?
Visit the "Find a Recycle Center near you" page for plastic bag recycling. Most local grocery stores have them outside their front door.
How to get rid of unwanted crayons?
Visit The Crayon Initiative to find out about ways to get rid of unwanted crayons. They offer school collections and other programs for your community.
Where do recycle old Nail Polish?
Did you know you need to recycle Nail Polish? It is considered Hazardous Waste. Check out the Hazardous Waste events in the area to donate these items as well.
Where to recycle Unused Makeup?
If you have unwanted, unused makeup, there are several places to donate these items. Check out this article from Allure.
What are some junk hauler companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania?
Below are some of the junk haulers I found online.
Note: I have not used them, so get client referrals and learn more about what they do with your junk before scheduling a service. Keep in mind that there is a fee for these services. Be sure to ask them what their rates are. Ask them what area they service.
Check out our post about 15 Charitable Locations with a Cause.
I hope this helps you get rid of unwanted stuff through the proper recycling locations. Great job taking action to clear your clutter AND taking care of our planet.
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