Most of us want to waste less and recycle more in an effort to take care of Planet Earth. However, the “who, what, when, where and how” can be confusing and foil our best intentions. This causes clutter in our homes and a pang of guilt in our minds.
With Earth Day approaching, let’s make the effort to shred our papers, recycle outdated electronics, and collect and properly dispose of no longer needed or expired hazardous household products and prescriptions. Below are many useful links to spring you into action:
GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA:
Check counties below for local recycling information and upcoming hazardous waste and shredding events in your area:
- Bucks County – (215) 345-3400
- Chester County – (610) 273-3771 ext *228
- Delaware County– (610) 892-9627
- Montgomery County – (610) 278-3618
- City of Philadelphia – (215) 6865560
- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful – eWastePA.org
- PA Electronics Collections Programs
- Staples – Recycling Solutions
Community Shredding Events:
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protections provides information and resources for Recycling & Disposal Programs in our area. Tips for handling composting, motor oil, tires, electronics, waste reduction, drug take-back programs, and household hazardous waste are also offered.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling website will answer most of your recycling questions. Find out what upcoming events are happening in your area by clicking on “Your County’s Recycling” page.
The Delaware Solid Waste Authority covers all of your recycling and disposal questions in their handy and easy to follow website. You will want to bookmark this one!
The benefits of recycling help your environment, your community, your home and you!
“Recycling turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC!”