Refuse and Waste

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Lower Merion Township residents are fortunate to have available to them curbside pick-up of waste for disposal and waste for recycling. In addition, Montgomery County periodically sponsors hazardous waste collection days. We hope that the information on this page will provide you with tools to help you reduce the amount of waste that you produce, to recycle a greater percentage of the waste that you generate and to answer questions you may have about the proper disposal or recycling options for certain types of waste like old paint, batteries and tires.

Recycling

The Pennsylvania DEP has a whole page with links dedicated to recycling issues. Click on the link below to learn more.

Do you know what to do with old batteries? With special links for consumers, retailers and businesses, this website can help you recycle your portable rechargeable batteries and locate the closest battery collection center. Portable rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys.

Electronics

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has put together a list of computer recyclers & reusers in Pennsylvania.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has an Electronics Recycling website listing recycling facilities and programs in the area. Learn more about electronic waste and how you can recycle it by visiting this site.

Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have old paint cans or solvents lying around? Found out what to do with this and other hazardous wastes such as, old paints and paint related products, pesticides, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, and degreasers and other car care products on the Pennsylvania DEP household hazardous waste website.

Used Oil

This American Petroleum Institute website provides excellent information on recycling motor oil.

Use this Pennsylvania DEP site to find the used motor oil collection center closest to you.

Used tires have created one of America's biggest waste disposal problems. Use this link to find out what's happening in Pennsylvania with waste tires. The site includes fact sheets for consumers.

General

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is a local non-profit organization. Their site includes excellent information on waste reduction, recycling and alternative non-toxic cleansers to use in your home.

Learn more about being an environmental shopper and reduce the amount of waste that you produce on this Pennsylvania DEP website.

You can make a difference in the amount of waste you generate by composting your yard waste and some of your kitchen waste. Check out EACs link to organic methods for lawn and garden for composting techniques.