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    Recycling Events This Week: Spring Clean for Earth Week

    A lot of questions that came up from Monday’s Radio Times Broadcast (more on that later…) involving where to recycle stuff like computers & old TV monitors.

    As my luck would have it, I noticed the Philadelphia Streets Department STOPPED taking TV Monitors & Computers at their Hazardous Waste events within the past few weeks… RIGHT before I went live on air. However, good news, friends: there are quite a few events locally to stop hoarding and clean out your closets of that weird waste.

    Here’s the short list for today’s Where Can I Wednesday. Know of more? Slap ’em on our calendar or tell us in the comments.

    Earth Week Recycling Events

    Whole Foods E-Cycle Event

    When: Saturday, April 23rd from 8 AM – 12 PM.

    Accepting: Computer monitors, modems, mainframes, CPUs, printers, keyboards; TV’s; cell phones; stereo & radios; fax machines & copiers; telephone PBX; VCRs; cables; toner & Inkjet cartridges; Lab & Test equipment; most electronics with a battery or plug. NOT accepted: refrigerators, household AA/AAA/C/D batteries; microwave ovens.

    Locations: PA: Glen Mills, Philadelphia, South Street, and in NJ: Cherry Hill & Marlton

    More Info on FB.

    Streets Department Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    When: Saturday, April 23rd from 9 AM – 3 PM.

    Accepting: Paint and Paint Related Materials, Solvent-based paints and stains, Lawn and Garden Project and Outdoor Products (Pesticides, Chemical fertilizers
    Grill type propane cylinders; Kitchen, Bathroom Products and Cleaning Solvents (Fire Extinguishers, Aerosol cans, Bathroom and tile cleaner; etc.); Automotive Products
    (Used motor oil, Antifreeze, Lead-acid batteries, etc.) Flammable Materials (Kerosene, Old gasoline) and Other Materials (Fluorescent Light Tubes (transport in original box if possible) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), etc., Rechargeable computer and cell phone batteries). Read the full list online here.

    Location: Streets Department’s Training Center at State Road and Ashburner Road

    More info online here.

    Clean Out Your Closet & Recycle Clothes

    When: Friday, April 22nd from 8 AM – 8 PM

    AcceptingClothing & Shoes (All men’s, women’s, children and infant clothing including outerwear, underwear, shoes and boots, jackets, ties, shirts, dresses, blouses, sweaters, pants, hats, gloves, handbags, purses, raincoats and overcoats, swimsuits, sandals, shorts, sleepwear, jeans, T-shirts and formal wear); Household Items (Cosmetics and toiletries (unopened), eyeglasses and sunglasses, artificial flowers and trees, umbrellas, yarns and material, knick-knacks, antiques,  jewelry, luggage, buttons, musical instruments, towels, area rugs, Christmas and seasonal decorations, novelties, framed pictures and paintings, yard tools, hardware tools, bedding, draperies, blankets, bedspreads, quilts, sheets, pillows and pillow cases.) Find the full list here.

    Where: GreenDrop, 810 W. Chester Pike, West Goshen, PA 19382

    Shred your Personal Documents 

    When: Saturday, April 23rd from 9 AM – 1 PM

    Accepting: Adios, Tax Day! Bring up to 4 boxes of old receipts, statements & other personal docs you need to shred – where they’ll be shredded & then recycled.

    Location: Navy Federal, 2100 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ

    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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