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Electronics Collections Program
2014 Community Recycling Events have concluded. Please check back in February for the 2015 schedule. Montgomery County electronics recycling collection events are held monthly from April thru October each year. There are a few options if you need to dispose of your electronics before the next County event. 

The following municipalities offer an electronics drop off for residents only:
• Cheltenham
• Douglass
• East Greenville
• Lower Merion
• Norristown
• Pennsburg
• Plymouth
• Whitemarsh

• Municipalities will sometimes hold electronics collections for their residents. Check with your municipality for dates.

• Best Buy electronics stores run a year round electronics recycling program accepting computers, TVs and various electronics. Items will be taken for recycling at no charge and with no purchase required. They will not accept Tube TVs larger than 32”. Check their website under recycling for details.

• Staples also runs a free year round recycling program for computers and accessories. They do not accept any TVs. Check their website under recycling for details.


• Huntingdon Self Storage in Huntingdon Valley at 215-947-9111 accepts electronics and TVs of any size.

• If you need to have your TV picked up, you can pay a company like 1-800-Got-Junk or Best Buy to come to your home for a fee.


What to Expect at Program Events

  • Electronics collection events will be held at different locations throughout the county on specified days between April and October. 
  • All collection events will accept only electronics.
  • All collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • On event days, directional signs and volunteers will help the public navigate to the correct entrance of the event and into line.
  • At a typical event, the wait time should be no longer than 20 minutes.


Removing Items from Your Car
At this time, contracted employees will instruct you to stay in your car and unlock any doors so that access to the material is as easy as possible. Contracted employees will then remove items from your car as carefully and quickly as possible. Once all items are removed you will be guided towards the exit.

Available to Residents Only
This program is a community service to the residents of Montgomery County and the four Southeastern Pennsylvania County Region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties) only and is not open to businesses, institutions, or industry.

Links to Neighboring Counties Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Programs:

Bucks County 
Chester County
Delaware County 
Philadelphia

About the Program
The counties of Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and the City of Philadelphia continue to partner together to host approximately 30  household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics collection events every year. 

The regional partnership allows residents of each county the opportunity to attend any of the events hosted in the region. It also allows the five-county region to acquire the best possible price per pound, which in turn, saves valuable taxpayer dollars. In 2010, this regional partnership collected close to 3 million pounds of HHW and electronics of which, Montgomery County accounted for about 1 million of that total alone.

For more details about the program, please download the Historical Overview.

What happens to the material collected for recycling?
The equipment you bring to County electronic waste collection events is sent to a recycling facility to be dismantled and shredded so that the primary materials - plastics, metals, and glass - can be sent directly to smelters for reuse as input in the production of new products.

Our electronics recycler is certified to the highest industry standards so that you can be assured that nothing leaves their facilities as a whole unit that might contaminate a landfill or be unlawfully dismantled in a foreign country. All hard drives left in your equipment are shredded to ensure data security.   

Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County
Contact Us

Recycling Hotline
Ph: 610-278-3618

Montgomery County Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb St.
Fifth Floor 
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Get Directions

Ph: 610-278-3045
Fx: 610-278-3713

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