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INFORMATION

Trash and Recycling


Attached, please find the Montgomery County Recycling Event Flyers for 2018. 

Household Hazardous Waste

In addition to the Montco Household Hazardous Waste flyer, I have attached the five county Regional SEPA HHW flyer.  Montco residents are welcome at the HHW events in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware Counties and Philadelphia at no charge.  Residents have 29 collection event opportunities for HHW from April through November.  There is no drop off location for HHW outside of the County events. 

Household Hazardous Waste Flyer (2018 County Events)
Household Hazardous Waste Flyer (2018 SEPA Events)

Tires

Tires must legally be recycled and tire retailers will accept used tires for a recycling fee of approximately $3 per tire. Two free tire collection events will be held in 2018 specifically to discourage illegal dumping and the spread of mosquito borne illnesses. 

Tire Collection Flyer (2018 County Events)

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

A flyer for a preorder sale of discounted compost bins and rain barrels to be picked up in Norristown is also attached.  Montgomery County has organized this event to encourage composting and rain barrel use; it is not a fundraiser.

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Flyer

Electronic Waste

Montgomery County continues to be unable to hold electronics collection events, as the PA Covered Device Recycling Act still has not been amended.  Although state law requires electronics manufacturers to offer recycling opportunities for TVs and computers, those manufacturers are not sponsoring recycling collections in the Southeastern PA region.  A summary of the situation and a list of drop off sites is available at http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=707To prevent dumping, municipalities should consider sponsoring e-waste collections for your residents.  The contact information for two local event vendors is below.

E-Force Recycling (215-964-6670)
Gigabiter (866-944-2248)

Document Shredding

We do not have any countywide document shredding events planned at this point, but again encourage municipalities to sponsor an event for your residents.  These are popular, as almost everyone has files that need to be shredded, and the County cannot provide events to cover all municipalities.  The contact information for two local shred vendors is below.

Shred One, (215) 364-2265
Shred It, (855) 409-9568

Vendors are neither endorsed nor recommended by Montgomery County and other vendors may be in the market.