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Montco recycles electronics

Have old, smallish electronics that have been living in your basement until you could find a way to recycle them? Well, here's a way.

Montco recycles electronics


The Montgomery County Electronics Recycling tour (it sounds like the name of a heavy-metal band, doesn't it?) will be Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Green Lane.

"Our first electronics collection event in Harleysville last month was extremely well attended, and we look forward to another successful day on Saturday,” said Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners.    

This recyclling will be held on the tennis court parking lot at 2298 Green Lane Road in Green Lane.  

Below is more information on remaining e-recycling days and what isn't accepted. If you have any other quesitons, please go to www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org.  The specific document on the household hazardous waste events is at: http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/4551The specific document on the electronics events is at: http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/4550.

What will NOT be accepted:

  • Latex Paint – NOT Hazardous (Throw in trash after it is dried out completely.)
  • Alkaline Batteries – NOT Hazardous (Throw in trash if made after 1996.)
  • Large Appliances/White Goods – Contact your township or trash/ recycling hauler to schedule a pick up or call Montgomery County Recycling Hotline – 610.278.3618
  • Explosives & Ammunition – Contact your local police department or the Montgomery County Bomb Squad at 610.278.3331.
  • Infectious or Medical Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Asbestos
  • Air Conditioners, De/Humidifiers, Refrigerators – Contact your township or trash/recycling hauler to schedule a pick up or call 610-278-3618 for more information. For working refrigerators contact PECO at 1-888-5-PECO-SAVE.
  • Smoke Detectors – Send back to the manufacturer. Check the back of the item for more information OR throw in trash.
  • Household hazardous waste

Seems as though, then, that this event is good for getting rid of your old computer bits-and-pieces, televisions, radios, eight-track players for sure, and other smaller electronics that won't cause death.

Here are the other tour dates, all with 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. hours:

Montgomery County Community College – Electronics

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Enter near 473 Cathcart Rd.

Blue Bell, PA 19422


Springfield Township High School – Electronics

Sunday, August 18, 2013

1801 E. Paper Mill Rd.

Erdenheim, PA 19038

Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School – Electronics

Saturday, September 14, 2013

1329 Buchert Rd.

Pottstown, PA 19464


Upper Merion Middle School – Electronics

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Enter near 435 Crossfield Rd.

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Remaining schedule for household hazardous waste collection:

Temple-Ambler Campus

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Enter near 1431 E. Butler Ave. Ambler, PA 19002


Upper Perkiomen High School

Saturday, July 13, 2013

2 Walt Road

Pennsburg, PA 18073


Abington Junior High School

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Enter via Tyler Rd.

970 Highland Ave.

Abington, PA 19001


Pottsgrove Senior High School

Saturday, September 7, 2013

1345 Kauffman Rd,

Pottstown, PA 19464

Lower Merion Transfer Station

Sunday, October 20, 2013

1300 N. Woodbine Ave.

Penn Valley, PA 19072





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