2009 Recycling

athrahans's picture

FYI.

WEEKLY Single Stream Recycling - January 5!
Beginning January 5th, the City of Philadelphia will begin collecting recyclables on a weekly basis, the same day as trash day. Are you ready? Learn how to get a recycling bin at www.recyclenowphila.org or www.recyclingpays.phila.gov.

Christmas Treecycle!
This year make sure you join the 93% of Americans who participate in municipal Christmas tree recycling programs. The City of Philadelphia is offering Christmas tree recycling beginning Monday, January 5th through Saturday, January 17th from 8:00am to 6:00 pm at the following sanitation yards:
Southwest Philadelphia (near Passyunk Ave.), 3033 South 63rd St.
Northwest Philadelphia, Domino Ln. and Umbria St.
Northeast Philadelphia, State Rd. and Ashburner St.
Trees must be free of all lights and ornaments and may not be wrapped or bagged in any way. Trees set out curbside will be picked up with the garbage and NOT recycled.

Recycling Holiday Lights
No need to throw away your old lights after the holidays. Now you can recycle them. Here are two programs that will recycle your lights. All you have to do is put them in a box and send them to the right place. Click on the two links below to find out how to recycle your holiday lights:
http://www.christmas-light-source.com/Christmas-Lights-Recycling-Program_c_210.html
http://www.holidayleds.com/holidayledscom_christmas_light_recycling_program

Got a new TV for the Holidays? Don't throw your old one away; Recycle It!
With the digital TV conversion coming in February (visit http://www.dtv2009.gov/ for more information on the conversion and to get your $40 coupon for a converter box) many people are opting to get a new TV (though you don't need a new TV). If you decide to purchase a new TV or get one for the holidays, make sure you recycle your old TV or donate it for reuse. TVs contain hazardous materials like lead and mercury and should NEVER be thrown in a landfill!

How to recycle unusable TVs:
Take it to the Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers located at Domino Ln. & Umbria St. or State Rd. & Ashburner St. Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
You can also check out PA's Department of Environmental Protection's website to find a licensed electronics recycler in your area: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/landrecwaste/cwp/view.asp?a=1242&q=464411.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information. I bet folks will recycle much more of their garbage with weekly pick up.

Ftown66's picture

This seams pretty

This seams pretty complicated so i keep just throwing my trash down the corner sewer like i was.

Last recycling day the idiot recycling man threw our large recycling tote that we used for mostly newspaper and magazines in the crusher and crushed it. It was clearly marked recyclables. My brother came out as he was doing it and said something. The guy said sorry I thought it was trash.

netable's picture

Can I recycle my Son for a

Can I recycle my Son for a New One? Or can I throw him down Ftown's sewer?

Ftown66's picture

My sewer is clogged with

My sewer is clogged with those 60 to 80 arctic splash cartons i drink a week. So you'll have to find a empty one.

Lighterthief's picture

hmm on my block we have

hmm on my block we have daily recycling for anything that a) is metal b)looks like metal c) may or may not have metal somewhere in it.... and for TV's there is door to door valet service (via shopping cart or bicycle) guaranteed pick up within 15min of depositing old tv on your sidewalk

lauraska's picture

I used to throw my

I used to throw my recyclables down the sewer, but then some jerk went and filled it with cement. Oh well, I'll just throw them in my neighbor's yard instead. Or I could just do what I saw, today, in center city, and throw my garbage on the ground while crossing the street.

jmminarik's picture

netable wrote:Can I recycle

netable wrote:

Can I recycle my Son for a New One? Or can I throw him down Ftown's sewer?

Only to retrieve a pimple ball, and you have to pull him out by his feet.

Lighterthief's picture

lauraska wrote:I used to

lauraska wrote:

I used to throw my recyclables down the sewer, but then some jerk went and filled it with cement. Oh well, I'll just throw them in my neighbor's yard instead. Or I could just do what I saw, today, in center city, and throw my garbage on the ground while crossing the street.

you could just wait for a good wind gust and toss it in the air .. it will be taken blocks away as if by magic!