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Electronics Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste and Shredding Event Schedule

Greater Philadelphia

Summer Through Fall 2015

Are you looking for places to recycle electronics or hazardous waste – or shred confidential papers? Following are lists of events for disposal of electronics and household hazardous waste, and paper shredding. They are free or low cost.

Note: Household batteries can be tossed with regular trash. However, for those with terminals on the same side (such as 6V, 9V or 12V) and button-cell batteries (used in watches, greeting cards and hearing aids), it is important to cover both ends with masking tape to reduce the risk of short-circuiting and fire. For the more common batteries (AA, AAA, C and D), cover the positive terminal (“+”) with masking tape.

Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of the information provided. It is suggested you verify dates, times, residency requirements, fees, quantity limits and what’s acceptable before going. There may be more events than these so you may want to check other sources.

Electronics Recycling

Following are permanent drop-off locations for four southeastern PA counties (at this time, no information for Bucks County was found).

Chester County

Chester County Solid Waste Authority accepts computers and peripherals at the Lanchester Landfill, 7224 28th Division Hwy., Narvon 610-273-3771

South East Chester County Refuse Authority
219 Street Road
West Grove 19390
Dawn Robinson (610-869-2452 ext. 11)

West Chester Borough
205 Lacey Street
West Chester 19382
Meghan Fogarty 610-696-5282

Delaware County

Marple Township offers free electronic recycling to residents at:
Marple Township
446 Marpit Rd.
Bromall 19008
Joe Romano 610-356-4040

Springfield Township offers free electronic recycling to residents at:
Springfield Delco Public Works
1258 Church Rd.
Springfield 19064
Contact Jeff Bickel at 610-543-2837
Police Court Yard 24/7 or Public Works Facility 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Montgomery County

Cheltenham Township – Residents can recycle electronics at:
Cheltenham Township Public Works Facility
8101 Old York Rd.
Elkins Park 19027
William Ferrari 215-635-4600
Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

East Greenville Recycling Center
620 W. Side Alley.
Pennsburg 18073
Mon. to Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lower Merion Township Township – Residents can recycle electronics at:
Robert J. Koegel Public Works Complex
1300 N. Woodbine Ave.
Penn Valley 19072
Joseph Przybyszewski 610-667-1952
Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Philadelphia County

Computers, monitors, TVs, cellphones and other e-waste are accepted at all HHW locations for residents only. Sanitation Convenience Centers are open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except City holidays. Click here for more info. See locations below.

West Philadelphia

5100 Grays Ave.

Strawberry Mansion

2601 W. Glenwood Ave.

Southwest Philadelphia

3033 S. 63rd St., near Passyunk Ave.

Northwest Philadelphia

300 block Domino Lane, near Umbria St.

Northeast Philadelphia

State Rd. & Ashburner St.

In addition –

Best Buy stores accept most electronics and large appliances from residential customers at no charge (go to for info).

Staples stores offer free technology recycling (go to for more info).

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Some acceptable items:

Note: nail polish and cellphones are on the  HHW list.

Oil-based paint

Paint thinner




Motor oil


Weed killer



Nail polish


CFL bulbs

Items containing mercury (including thermometers)

Ni-Cad, lithium, rechargeable, lead acid batteries

Some items not accepted:

Medical waste



Large appliances

Appliances containing freon

Helium tanks

Radioactive waste


Latex paint (remove the lid, let latex paint dry completely and then toss with your regular trash. If there is too much paint and it will not dry out, add kitty litter. You may need to pour some of the paint into a larger container.)

HHW events below are 9:00-3:00

Saturday, June 27

Pennridge High School (Bucks County), 1228 N. Fifth Street, Perkasie

Friday, June 28

Coatesville Learning Center (Chester County), 1425 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville

Saturday, July 11

Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center (Montgomery County), 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford

Thursday, July 16

Streets Department Training Center (City of Philadelphia), 8401 State Rd. at Ashburner St., Philadelphia

Saturday, July 25

Central Bucks South High School (Bucks County), 1100 Folly Rd. Warrington (enter off Pickertown Rd.)

Saturday, August 8

Abington Middle School (Montgomery County), 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington

Saturday, August 15

Quakertown High School (Bucks County), 600 Park Ave., Quakertown

Saturday, August 22

Bucks County Technical High School (Bucks County), 610 Wistar Rd., Fairless Hills, (Bristol Twp

Saturday, September 12

Oxford School District Administration Bldg. (Chester County),125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford

Saturday, September 19

Streets Department 3rd District Highway Yard (City of Philadelphia), 22nd St. & York St., Philadelphia

Sunday, September 20

Penn State University-Brandywine Campus (Delaware County), 25 Yearsley Mill Rd (Route #352), Media,

Saturday, October 10

Streets Dept. Facility (City of Philadelphia), 3033 South 63rd St. (NW of Passyunk Ave.), Philadelphia

Government Services Center (Chester County), 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester

Saturday, October 17

Emergency Services Training Center (Delaware County), 1700 Calcon Hook Rd., Sharon Hill (Darby Twp.)

Sunday, October 18

Lower Merion Twp Public Works (Montgomery County), 1300 N. Woodbine Ave. (Lower Merion Twp.), Penn Valley

Saturday, November 7

Streets Department Northeast Facility (City of Philadelphia), 3901 Delaware Ave. (between Castor & Lewis, near Allegheny exit of I-95), Philadelphia

Shredding Events

 Note: There is no need to remove paper clips or staples.

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Center In The Park, 5818 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Bryn Mawr Trust, Rt. 1 and Stoney Bank Road, Chester Heights

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Bryn Mawr Trust, Chadds Ford Office,1620 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Chadds Ford 19317 (610-388-3150)

Bryn Mawr Trust, Chester Heights Office, Rt. 1 and Stoney Bank Road, Chester Heights 19017 (610-361-1300)

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Bryn Mawr Trust, Chester Office, 23 East Fifth Street, Chester 19013 (610-876-8131)

Bryn Mawr Trust, Media Office, 22 West State Street, Media 19063 (610-892-5104)

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Bryn Mawr Trust, Swarthmore Office, 330 Dartmouth Avenue, Swarthmore 19081 (610-328-9998)

Bryn Mawr Trust, Bala Cynwyd Office, 135 E. City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd 19004 (610-664-6293)

Saturday, August 15


Montgomery County Commissioners, Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington (Montco residents only)

Saturday, September 19

Inspire Federal Credit Union, Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Hwy Langhorne


Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, 12800 Townsend Road, Philadelphia

Saturday, September 26


First National Bank & Trust of Newtown, Bucks County Community College, 272 Swamp Rd., Newtown

Saturday, October 3


Middletown Township, 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne 19047

Sunday, October 4


Montgomery County Commissioners, Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 North Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley (Montgomery County residents only)

Saturday, October 17


Merck, Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union, Harleysville Branch, 665 Main Street, Harleysville


Abington Township Public Works, 2201 Florey Lane Abington (residents only)

Monthly Community Shredding Events by Titan Shredding

First Friday of Every Month


Bailiwick Office Park, 252 West Swamp Road (Rt 313 & Rt 611 Bypass), Doylestown

Second Tuesday of Every Month


Upper Moreland Twp. Library, 117 Park Avenue (off Rt. 611 in Police Dept. parking lot), Willow Grove

Third Thursday of Every Month


Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

Note: Titan Mobile Shredding may cancel events due to inclement weather. Call 267-362-4249 with questions. $10 for each copy paper box or equivalent (cash or check), one box minimum, no maximum box quantity, no reservation required.

More events will likely be added in the fall so check your sources for local information. Some state and local politicians host shredding events so you also can contact your elected officials.

You are encouraged to recycle and shred whenever possible. Find out the regulations and disposal methods in your area by contacting your trash hauler or local government office. It feels good to do good!


Adriane Weinberg

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