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. …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
If your New Year's resolution is to live a greener lifestyle, check out these 20 tips to help you stick to your plan.
If you want to be kinder to the planet and save some money at the same time, here are 20 ways to go green in 2013. TELL US: Do you think you could stick to a green New Year's resolution? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments sections below.
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.