We challenge all environmentally conscious people to purge clutter from their homes 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.
Below are recycling events, locations 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 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.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PA HOUSEHOLD HAZWASTE RECYCLING LOCATIONS EVENTS
2021 Montgomery County PA Residential Events: <<<< NOTE YOU MUST preregister for all the events. By Appointment only!!!
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Boyertown Middle School East
2020 Big Road, Gilbertsville
Registration Link: April 24, 2021, Gilbertville, PA Registration page on Eventbrite.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Indian Valley Middle School
130 Maple Ave., Harleysville
Registration Link: May 1, 2021, Harleysville, PA Registration page on Eventbrite.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Montgomery County Community College, (Enter at) 595 Cathcart Rd., Blue Bell
Registration Link: May 8, 2021, Blue Bell, PA Registration page on Eventbrite.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Temple University-Ambler Campus, (Enter at) 1431 Butler Pk., Ambler
Registration Link: June 12, 2021, Ambler Registration page on Eventbrite.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Abington Junior High School, (Enter at) 2056 Susquehanna Rd., Abington
Registration Link: June 19, 2021, Abington Registration page on Eventbrite.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Rd., Royersford
Registration Link: September 25, 2021, Royersford Registration page on Eventbrite.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 North Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley
Registration Link: October 24, 2021, Penn Valley Registration page on Eventbrite.
SouthEastern Pennsylvania Household Hazwaste Recycling EVENTS
Bucks County Residents for 2021: Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> schedule for an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Chester County Residents for 2021: Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> schedule for an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Delaware County Residents for 2021: Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> All events will be by appointment only - registration required.
Philadelphia County Residents for 2021: Philadelphia County Household Hazardous Waste Events >>> schedule for an appointment is required. Visit the link and schedule an appointment.
Shredder event for Perkiomen Township for Township Residents ONLY
Need to recycle now?
Shredder event in Chalfont, PA
On March 27th (Saturday) from 10 AM - 1 PM, there will be a FREE COMMUNITY SHREDDING AND E-WASTE DISPOSAL EVENT AT ReStore (Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County) 31 OAK AVENUE, CHALFONT, PA 18914.
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: 2021 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 is located at 908 Old Fern Hill Rd., West Chester, PA 19380 - they do all the counts in Eastern Pennsylvania, plus Wilmington, DE area.
ProShred Security services several areas in the Eastern Philadelphia area. Visit their website for more details.
Prescription Drugs Events and Drop-Off:
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on April 24, 2021.
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: Type in what you want to recycle and your zip code.
Electronics Recycling Centers in Pennsylvania: Electronics Collection Programs
E-force recycling has several 2021 events in various locations in the PA area. Feel free to visit here for the dates and addresses. They have Collection Events from February 20th, 2021 to November 13, 2021, at various locations in SouthEastern Pennsylvania.
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.
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 who recycles the old Samsung products.
Electronics / Computers recycling:
Best Buy Electronic Recycling Program
link for details. Visit each link to find out 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.
Printer Ink Cartridges recycling:
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:
Visit Find a Recycle center near you page for plastic bags 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.
Junk Hauler companies in SE Pennsylvania
Below are some of the junk haulers I found online. Note: I have not used them, so be sure to get client referrals and find out more about what they do with your junk before scheduling a service. Keep in mind there is a fee for these services. Be sure to ask them what their rates are. Also, 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 your unwanted stuff. Great job taking action to clear your clutter AND taking care of our planet.
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