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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
- Electronic Drop-Off Locations in Montgomery County, PA
- Montgomery County, PA Household Hazwaste Recycling Events
- 2023 Shredder event for Businesses and Personal in the area
- 2023 Other Free Shredding Event in Montgomery County, PA
- ONGOING DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENTS - for a fee:
- Prescription Drugs Events and Drop-Off:
- Recycling and Random information:
- Appliances Recycling or Purchasing EnergyStar appliances:
- Old Apple Devices and my Samsung devices recycling
- Electronics / Computers Recycling
- Where to do Printer Ink Cartridge recycling?
- Where can I recycle a variety of household items?
- Where can I recycle Plastic Bags?
- How to get rid of unwanted crayons?
- Where do you Recycle old Nail Polish?
- Where to Recycle Unused Makeup?
- What are some junk hauler companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania?
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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.
If you live in or around the Bucks County area, this event is coming up soon.
Central Bucks East High School
2804 Holicong Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902
***Hosted by State Senator Steve Santarsiero and State Representative Tim Brennan***
The Lord's New Church
1725 Huntingdon Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Paper Shredding Provided by Wiggins Shredding
Electronic Waste Recycling Event
TVs and Monitors can be accepted for a fee
$50 Flat Screen/CRT
$100 large TV / Projection TV
*covers the cost of disposal
Accepting the following items for free:
Paper to be shredded
Anything with a plug!
Computers, phones, laptops, cords, wires, vacuums, printers, scanners, small appliances
***Co-hosted by State Rep Nancy Guenst***
Montgomery County, PA Household Hazwaste Recycling Events
2023 Montgomery County PA Residential Events: <<<<< NOTE YOU MUST preregister for all the events. By Appointment only!!!
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford
Registration Link: Register at eventbrite.com page.
Saturday, October 22, 2023
Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 North Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley
Registration Link: Register at eventbrite.com page.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Hazwaste Recycling Events
Bucks County Residents for 2023: Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> Schedule an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Chester County Residents for 2023: Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> schedule an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Delaware County Residents for 2023: Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> All events will be by appointment only - registration is required.
Philadelphia County Residents for 2023: 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.
2023 Shredder event for Businesses and Personal in the area
This is a new shredder event from the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. There is a free $10.00 per box. You need to call 610-489-6660 to reserve your spot. This event is for the community and businesses. Click on the event name to read the details. You will need to remove all binders and hanging folders, and metal binder clips beforehand and place them in a box or trash bag.
From 11 AM to 1 PM, this event is sponsored by the Perkiomen Township and is for TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY. Richter Mobile Shredding will provide bins for residents to drop off items to be shredded. NO BUSINESSES ALLOWED.
2023 Other Free Shredding Event in Montgomery County, PA
Before going to these shredding events, read their website for details. Some allow only their residents to participate.
From 9 AM to 12 Noon at Public Works Yard, 2201 Florey Ln, Abington, PA 19001
There is a limit of 4 boxes/bags per car, and each box/bag cannot exceed 30 lbs. No businesses!
From 11 AM to 2 PM at Upper Merion Middle School 450 Keebler Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Need to recycle and get it picked up?
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: 2023 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
Bailiwick Office Park
252 West Swamp Road
(Route 313 & Route 611 Bypass)
Doylestown, PA 18901
Time: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Starting in April 2023:
Another shredding event will occur at this location monthly on the 3rd Friday, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
- Willow Grove, PA, on the 2nd Tuesday of Each Month
Upper Moreland Township Library
117 Park Avenue
(Police Department Parking Lot)
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Time: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
- Yardley, PA, on the 3rd Thursday of Each Month
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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 for a quote to shred your papers at a one-time 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.
Prescription Drugs Events and Drop-Off:
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on April 22, 2023, and October 29, 2023.
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 nearby areas to take 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.
Check out the Prescription Drug Donation and Reuse State Programs to see if there is a law in your state.
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.
Old Apple Devices and my Samsung devices recycling
Check out the Apple Trade-In page to recycle your Apple phone or other devices.
If you have a Samsung phone or device, check out OEMTakeback.com, which recycles 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, computers 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 Cartridge 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 "How to Recycle" 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 ways to get rid of unwanted crayons. They offer school collections and other programs for your community.
Where do you 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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