Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't throw that old cell phone away.
Patch users across the Philadelphia area have shown increasing interest in how to recycle or safely dispose of any number of household items. So we've put together a series of resources for you and your neighbors. For those looking to safely get rid of an old or unwanted cell phone in the Greater Philly, there are a number of recycling options. Bring It In The following stores offer varying recycling programs for old cell phones and accessories. Check the Manufacturer Many computer and electronic manufactures offer take-back and recycling programs to allow consumers to return their products safely. The following phone manufactures offer mail-back programs for their products: Let the County Handle It There are also a lot of organizations …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Find out where to get rid of batteries safely in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Patch has put together a series of resources to make recycling easier for you and your neighbors all over the Greater Philadelphia area. If we miss any item you want to know how to properly dispose of or recycle, please let us know in the comments. For those looking to get rid of unwated or expired batteries, there are more options than you might think. Household Batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9v) The good news with most household batteries is that you can throw them out, if you so choose. The issues with throwing these kinds of batteries out in years past was due to their mercury content. However, since mercury in most household batteries has been phased out thanks to the Battery Managment Act of 1996, they are now safe for regular …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Find out how to safely get rid of that old television or VHS tapes.
With Earth Day coming up in April, Patch has put together a series of resources to make recycling easier for you and your neighborsnat. For those looking to safely get rid of an old television in Greater Philly, there are a number of recycling options. Bring It In The following stores offer varying programs and offers to television owners looking to recycle: Check the Manufacturer Some manufacturers offer take-back and recycling programs to allow consumers to return their products safely. LG, Goldstar and Zenith all offer recycling programs for their televisions. Find out more about the program and how to recycle a TV here. Sony not only takes back old televisions but may offer a gift card in return, if the item in question has value. …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more.
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have clothes, blankets and other like-new items that aren't being used? Are your kids getting new toys to replace their slightly used ones? Do you have old cell phones that are collecting dust? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Northampton Township and items can be dropped off at area churches and thrift stores. Clothing: If you have coats you no longer need or slightly used clothes, donations are being collected through Goodwill. A donation center is open at 2365 East Lincoln Highway in Langhorne, the site of a future Goodwill store. Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church has a shoe collection to support the St. …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Drop off unwanted electronics today at Council Rock South.
Have you been hanging on to old cell phones, computers and other electronics? Well, today is your chance to recycle them for free. E-Waste Experts, Inc. will be at Council Rock South from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to collect old electronics at the America Recycles Day Event. It's an opportunity to safely recycle computers, wires, video games, TVs and more, for free. "They'll destroy and certify destruction of computer hard drives, which is good if you want to get rid of your computer," Superintendent Mark Klein added at the Nov. 15 school board meeting. Visit E-Waste Experts here or call 1-877-328-2927 for more information.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Here are five things to know today.
1. Drop off your unwanted electronics at CR South tomorrow from 8 am. to 3 p.m. E-Waste Experts, Inc. will be collecting old electronics for recycling at the America Recycles Day Event for free. You can safely recycle computers, laptops, cell phones, wires, video games, TVs and more and secure hard drive destruction will also be offered on site. 2. The township's preliminary budget for 2013 is available for you to review. There were no proposed tax increases, budget cuts or layoffs necessary to achieve the budget. 3. If you're looking for a few things to do this weekend, check out our weekend planner for suggestions. 4. Get some recipes for your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. 5. Weather: Today is going to be mostly sunny with a high …