Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weavers Way Electronic Recycling Event

Electronics Recycling on Saturday, June 25

It's time for Spring cleaning!! Clear out your basement and garage of any unwanted electronics, knowing that they will be handled in a safe and ethical manner. Weavers Way Environment Committee and the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting are co-sponsoring an electronics recycling collection on Saturday, June 25 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 E. Mermaid Lane, in the parking lot at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting. While the event is free, voluntary donations will be encouraged (suggested donations range from $1 to $10 per item). Half of the donations received will go to the Weavers Way Environment Committee’s fund, which distributed small grants to community groups for environmental education and to projects that enhance the environment. The other half of the donations will fund Quaker-organized community gardens in the Fair Hill neighboorhood in north Philadelphia.

A wide variety of items will be accepted, including computers, printers, TVs, audio equipment, cameras, cell phones, DVD players, VCRs and microwaves. For a complete list of items that will be accepted, email

Pennsylvania recently passed a law setting standards for recycling electronics in order to keep their toxic waste out of landfills. Materials Processing Corp. (MPC), exceeds the highest standards for electronics recycling. Along with various industry certifications, they are also certified by the nonprofit Basel Action Network as an e-Steward. MPC recently opened a state-of-the-art facility in northeast Philadelphia where they have hired 40 local employees. The company adheres to safe practices for recycling so that the environment and workers’ health are not compromised. MPC sees reuse as the highest form of recycling, so they recondition collected items when at all possible. They have a strict “no landfill” policy. None of the materials they collect are processed in developing countries, where unregulated electronics usually are sent.

There is no rain date planned, so the collection will happen on June 25th rain or shine. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors!


  1. Hats up ! These type of events really increase awareness about the need for electronic recycling. Every individual should compulsory take part in such events and help a bit to the environment. I did my part participating in mobile recycling event recently...

  2. Such campaigns encourage every community to take steps to recycle mobile phones and in this process charity is the best, it spreads the basic information faster than trading in phone handsets. cash for mobile should be considered as a step alternative to charity.

  3. Unlike paper documents that you can shred or recycle for other purposes, plastic and old electronic gadgets need to be collected and brought to recycling facilities that specialize on them - in this way, we also help out with waste reduction. Aside from that, you get clear out the items that you no longer need - which can be reused, recycled, shredded or donated such as paper or old electronic gadgets.

  4. I recently sell my mobile phone with a recycling company, by doing this I will be helping the environment to go green.