Recycle Your Electronics at Whole Foods Saturday

It’s an “anything with a plug” recycling event.

Given the mild weather we've been having, call it an early form of Spring clearning. Whole Foods Market, in partnership with eForce Compliance, is offering a free “anything with a plug” recycling on Saturday (Feb. 18) at their Wynnewood store (339 E. Lancaster Avenue).

All kinds of electronics—even without a plug, we’re guessing—will be accepted. Bring your enormous old boxy computer monitors and TVs, broken VCRs, stereo speakers the size of steamer trunks, air conditioners that could crush toes if dropped, un-tethered printers that have been serving as very large paper supply drawers, chargers that no longer charge anything you can find, kitchen appliances you haven’t thought of using in five years, or anything else you’d like to get rid of in an environmentally friendly (and security conscious; eForce will wipe hard drives the like) way.

The event run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


If you have old cell phones, though, hang on to them—you can donate those to senior citizens through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Click here for Ardmore Patch blogger Robert Gasparro’s easy explanation of how.

Sandy February 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM
I really like having Patch as a source of local information, news, events and such. Would there be any way that you could post these kinds events with more lead-time? Often, I see something I'd like to participate in but because it's only posted a day ahead generally, I've already made other plans. Or with something like this electronic recycling, I wouldn't have time to collect all the stuff to get together to bring it in. Could you devise a better way to post info earlier, with mini-reminders the week of events?
Lucy Bennett (Editor) February 17, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Thanks for you comment Sandy. You're right, it can be hard to make plans with little notice. We're always trying to find the best amount of lead time to give people, which is different for everyone. The way we usually try to do it is to have it on the calendar in advance for people to look up and then post some things on Thursday or Friday about events that might be of particular interest to people. Maybe we should reconsider that. What does everyone else think would be most helpful to them?
Ruth Harp February 17, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Here's the list of what will be accepted: Desktop Computing: Personal Computers, Mini-Towers, Laptops, Handhelds, Notebooks, Tablets and Hard Drives Printers: LaserJet, Deskjet, Thermal, Dot Matrix, Line Printers, Plotters, Paper Trays Peripherals: Keyboards, Mice, Power Supplies, Cables, Speakers, External Drives Monitors: CRTs, LCDs, WYSE terminals Office Equipment: Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Typewriters Audio/Video Equipment: TV’s and Displays, VCR/DVD Players, Projectors, Video & Audio Conferencing Systems, Smart/Electronic White Board Mobile Devices: Cellular Phones, Blackberry/PDA’s, Pagers Telecom Equipment: Telephones, Switches, PBX, Voice Mail and VoIP Systems, Voice Stations, Headsets
Ruth Harp February 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Apparently my information was not as good as yours - we are accepting everything with a cord, which I just found out this morning! Come on over to Whole Foods Market and recycle away!
Barbara February 24, 2012 at 01:47 AM
How about a shredding event wit a big shredding truck?


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