POTTSTOWN PA – Area residents can take advantage this Saturday (Sept. 14, 2013) of a free electronics recycling collection to be conducted by the Waste System Authority of Montgomery County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School, 1329 Buchert Rd. It’s where old or unwanted televisions, computers, radios, stereos, typewriters, printers, and pretty much anything else powered by electricity can be dropped off to be recycled.
- The local, no-charge service is the fifth of six to be held by the authority since April. The last is scheduled for October at the Upper Merion Middle School in King of Prussia.
Greater Pottstown property owners seemed to welcome the opportunity to similarly rid themselves of unwanted hazardous household waste last Saturday (Sept. 7) at Pottsgrove High School. Cars streamed through its parking lot throughout the day, resident Fred Remelius reports. “It was a really smooth, well-run operation; you pulled up, they unloaded the waste, and you drove away,” he said in an e-mail accompanied by photos.
Recycling Manager Veronica Harris told Remelius more than 500 cars left behind between 40 and 50 tons of hazardous household waste at the well-manned Pottsgrove site. That’s an increase, she said, of about 200 cars over last year.
- That collection program also has been operating monthly since April at various sites around the county. Its last hazardous household waste drop-off of the season is scheduled for Oct. 20 (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley PA.
Photos and research by Fred Remelius