Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The township was recently awarded a Department of Environmental Protection grant that may result in all residents receiving a uniform recycling container.
The Lower Moreland Township board of commissioners will hold their committee work sessions tomorrow, starting at 7 p.m. in the township building. Among the expected items of discussion will be the review and consideration of the 902 Grant Contract, under the Public Works Committee work session. According to Lower Moreland Township manager Chris Hoffman, the 902 Grant Contract is a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implementation grant, which the township had applied for during the 2012 summer. The grant would allow for the implementation of uniform recycling containers for all residents. “That’s one of my favorite grant programs, because it’s 90-percent DEP and 10-percent township,” Hoffman said. Accordign to Hoffman, the DEP …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Don't curbside that television. Take it to Cheltenham.
Since an official ban on electronic disposal in Montgomery County earlier this year, residents of the county cannot just dump items in the trash. Leaving a television, for example, curbside won't help you. The garbage man can't take it away. Instead, you are asked to visit occasional drop-off days in various locations. The county suggests you stop by one convenient to your home. However, many homeowners might be too anxious to wait. Then what? Where can you dispose of electronics in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania? One spot can help. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), there is only one place that can. Cheltenham Township Cheltenham Township Public Works Facility 8101 Old York Rd. Elkins Park, PA …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
TVs and computers can no longer be picked up at curbside trash collections under the Covered Device Recycling Act.
Are you still wondering what to do with your old TV or computer that you replaced recently? There are many options for disposal, but trash collection isn't one of them. TVs and computers can no longer be picked up at curbside trash collections under the Covered Device Recycling Act, which went into effect at the end of last month. "Covered devices" include desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and televisions, the act states. Since landfills and other solid waste disposal facilities in Pennsylvania will no longer be allowed to accept covered devices, the Act requires that these devices be recycled. If you have unwanted electronics, the closest location for recycling is the Best Buy on Easton Road in Willow …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Pickups have been pushed back due to Christmas.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Lower Moreland Township has changed its recylcing pickup schedule for the holiday season. RECYCLING only will be as follows: December 25 pickup will now be collected on Saturday, December 29, 2012. January 2 pickup will now be collected on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ever wonder what happens to all those recyclable materials you throw out every week? Patch and Metra4.com found out at Waste Management's processing plant in Philadelphia,
In recognition of America Recycles Day, Patch and Metra4.com took a trip to Waste Management's processing plant located off the Cottman Ave. exit of I-95. Representatives from Waste Management demonstrated where the trucks dump the collected materials and how they are sorted, processed and baled before shipped off to mills throughout the world. America Recycles Day is a national program of Keep America Beautiful dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Video provided courtesy Metra4.com.