We challenge all environmentally conscious people to purge clutter from their home in a way that will protect the environment. Here 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 take place in the Philadelphia area, specifically in Montgomery County.
Here are recycling events, locations hazardous waste removal, and shredding events for the current year in or around Philadelphia. Happy recycling!
Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9:00 AM-noon
Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 9:00 AM-noon
For Montgomery County residents only, no businesses, Free of charge, 10 tires per vehicle maximum, Rims and tires on rims accepted, and No off-road tires.
Looking for other county events, click below.
ANYTHING WITH PLUG Recycling Day event:
June 1, 2019, For Skippack, Collegeville, Trappe borough, Schwenksville borough Palmer Park (Creamery Road) 9 AM to 12 noon, Click here for more details.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PA HOUSEHOLD HAZWASTE RECYCLE EVENTS
2019 Montgomery County PA Residential Events: all start at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019, Temple University-Ambler Campus, Enter at 1431 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA
Saturday, June 15, 2019, Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Dr. Norristown, PA (enter at Whitehall Rd.)
Saturday, June 22, 2019, Abington Junior High School, enter at 2056 Susquehanna Rd. Abington, PA
Saturday, September 28, 2019, Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Rd, Royersford, PA
Sunday, October 20, 2019, Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 N. Woodbine Ave. Penn Valley, PA
The following county residents can attend these events: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties. Here is a printable that lists all the household hazardous waste events for all the Pennsylvania Southeastern region area.
Bucks County Residents: Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Events
Chester County Residents: Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Events
Delaware County Residents: Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Events
Philadelphia County Residents: Philadelphia County Household Hazardous Waste Events
Shredder event for Perkiomen Township for Township Residents ONLY
June 1, 2019 – Paper Shredder event from 11 AM to 1 PM The Township is sponsoring a community-wide paper shredding event. The shredding company is Richter Mobile Shredding and they will provide bins for residents to drop off items to be shredded.
June 1, 2019, 10 AM to 1 PM or until the truck is full.
Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center, 77 Graterford Road, Limerick, PA 19468
ONGOING DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENTS – for a fee
1st Friday of the month:
Titan Mobile Shred – Bailiwick Office Park, 252 West Swamp Road, (Route 313 & Route 611 Bypass), Doylestown, PA 18901 Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – $10/Standard Box
2nd Tuesday of Every Month:
Titan Mobile Shred – Upper Moreland Township Library, 117 Park Avenue, (Police Department Parking Lot), Willow Grove, PA 19090 Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – $10/Standard Box
3rd Thursday of Every Month:
Titan Mobile Shred – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM, $10/Standard Box
The following locations also do on-going shredding for a fee.
Shredder companies in the Philadelphia area that you can contact to schedule a shredding appointment for a fee.
Wiggin Shredding, 908 Old Fern Hill Rd., West Chester, PA 19380
ProShred Security, several locations in the Philadelphia area
Prescription Drugs Events and Drop-Off:
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on April 27, 2019, from 10 AM – 2 PM – Click here for details for locations.
For Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Recycling Unused Prescription Drugs Drop Off Locations: Check out this page of locations
Recycling and Random information:
Nationwide: Check out the Earth911 website: Type in what you want to recycle and your zip code.
Electronics Recycling Centers in Pennsylvania: Electronics Collection Programs
E-force recycling has several events in various locations in the PA area. Feel free to visit here for the dates and addresses.
Appliances Recycling or Purchasing EnergyStar appliances:
Energystart.gov search recycles refrigerator.
PECO Energy Rebates for recycling older appliances, heater, a/c, 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.
Electronics / Computers recycling:
runs a year-round electronics recycling program. They do not accept TVs or monitors.
For Perkiomen Township residents only: Recycling Day Anything with a PlugTM event taking place on June 1, 2019, at Perkiomen Township, 1 Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA 19426 Time 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Printer Ink Cartridges recycling:
has a great recycling program. You get money back through your rewards account.
Variety of household items to recycle:
Check out MOM’s Organic Market Recycle Center for all the list of items they accept. Natural Cork, Demin, Batteries, and Shoes are just some of the items they recycle.
Plastic Bags recycling:
Giant grocery stores in the area accept used plastic bags.
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.
I hope this helps you get rid of your unwanted stuff. Great job taking action to clear your clutter AND taking care of our planet.
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