Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Electronics Recycling

Got things like old broken cell phones or TVs or printers taking up space around your house? This is the week to get rid of them.

This Saturday (June 7th) from 9 am to 3 pm, the Montgomery County Recycling Program will host an Electronics Collection at Norristown Area High School (enter from Whitehall Road). You can download information at this link -- the 2nd page lists all the items they'll accept, but here's a rough summary:

Any kind of TV
Computers, laptops (hard drive will be shredded for security)
Anything that attaches to computers (printers, keyboards, mice, monitors, etc.)
Copiers, fax machines, electronic office equipment
Anything that attaches to TVs (DVD, VCR, game consoles, etc.)
Audio equipment and attachments
Telephones, chargers, etc.
Small appliances (toasters, microwaves, blenders, vacuums, etc.)
Portable or window A/C units and dehumidifiers

If it plugs in or is charged by something that plugs in, and it's small enough to get into a typical car, you're probably safe in bringing it. Remember to take things like paper out of printers and CDs and video tapes out of players. DON'T bring light bulbs or smoke detectors.

If you haven't been to one of these collection events, everything you need to know is at the MontCo Electronics Recycling website. The drive-thru drop-offs are really easy, but expect to wait in line, especially in the morning. (Last week's hazardous waste collection took about 30 minutes.)

Some notices have been passed around Facebook saying the collection is Sunday, June 29th. This is wrong. June 29th was last years' collection (on a Saturday, as usual) and likely the dates got mixed up. There IS NO collection on June 29th. MontCo recycling events are always on Saturday.

Now, let me go gather all my old electric typewriters....

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