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Waste Management & Sony Electronics Host Free Recycle Electronics Event in Philadelphia – 10/24 & 10/25

What do you do with that busted DVD player?  Or that old stereo unused since the iPod dock was invented?  Where do your beat-up electronics go to die?

Well, the environmentally responsible answer is “I recycle them so the materials can be re-used in other products.”  But according to the EPA, 2 million tons of electronic waste ended up in landfills in 2005, and only about 380,000 tons were recycled.

To support and encourage Philadelphians to recycle old electronics, Waste Management and Sony Electronics have teamed up with the RR Donnelley Facility.  They’re hosting an event this weekend to collect and recycle any brand of old electronics.

Where? The RR Donnelley Baum Printing Plant – 9985 Gantry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115.

When? October 24 & 25 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Why?  One good reason is the imminent change this February when TV stations will transition from broadcasting on analog airwaves to digital.  Many people with older televisions won’t be able to pick up the digital transmission, so they’ll be getting rid of their old tvs.  Sony Electronics and Waste Management are making recycling old TV sets convenient for Philadelphia-area residents by providing a permanent network of drop-off points through their Take Back Recycling Program.

Check out a complete listing of eCycling drop-off centers here.

For more info, call Waste Management’s customer service center at (866) 588-0572.

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

3 thoughts on “Waste Management & Sony Electronics Host Free Recycle Electronics Event in Philadelphia – 10/24 & 10/25

  1. Hi Mike! That stuff’s all acceptable. Here’s a more detailed list of items you can bring this weekend to recycle:

    Acceptable
    Televisions, computer monitors, computer systems, VCRs, DVDs, cameras, phones, stereo equipment, videogame consoles, keyboards, cables, scanners, printers, fax machines, ink jet and printer cartridges, phones (including cellular), computer mice and rechargeable batteries (NiCad, NiMH, Li-ion and small sealed lead).

    Not Acceptable
    Microwaves, humidifiers, thermometers, air conditioners, smoke/fire alarms/detectors and large household appliances, such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washer/dryers.

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