Abington Township is on the cutting edge of recycling technology. The township has developed several webpages that include recycling tips and that describe services offered:




Additional Recycling Sites:

Other Reuse and Recycling Options

Check first to see if these still available. 
This list is provided for convenience, these organizations are not endorsed by the EAC.

Art and craft supplies: Abington Art Center, Briar Bush Nature Center, University of the Arts

Bags, plastic:  most grocery stores, Lowes stores

Barrels, plastic industrial food-grade drums (55-gallon): Abington Towsnhip EAC

Batteries, rechargeable:  Acker's Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes stores, Radio Shack. Note: Alkaline batteries can go in the regular trash (not hazardous).

Books: Abington Free Library, Harvest Books

CDs, DVDs and media: Abington Free Library, The Record Spot

Cell phones:  Abington School District school fundraisers, Montgomery County SPCA Abington Shelter, Radio Shack. 

Clothing:  Holy Redeemer Thrift ShopNew Life Thrift Shop

Construction supplies and tools:  Habitat for Humanity

Eyeglasses:  Lions Club

Food:  Jenkintown Library Food Bank, Interfaith Food Cupboard (Abington), Philabundance, Sisters of the Holy Redeemer

Furniture:  Holy Redeemer Thrift Shop New Life Thrift Shop

Gardening supplies, tools and plants: Abington Twp EAC, McKinley Elementary School Garden, Redeemer Valley Community Garden.

Housewares: Holy Redeemer Thrift Shop New Life Thrift Shop

Jewelry:  Abington Free Library. Holy Redeemer Thrift Shop New Life Thrift Shop

Light bulbs, Compact Florescent Bulbs (CFLs) only, no long tubes:  Acker's Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes stores

Medical devices (slings, seats, walkers): Arcadia University MLK Day collection.

Metal:  Sullivan's Scrap Metals

Mirrors, broken mirrors:  Philadelphia Magic Garden, University of the Arts

Paper towel and toilet paper tubes (cardboard): Briar Bush Nature Center

Pet supplies, old towels:  Montgomery County SPCA Abington Shelter: , Morris Animal Shelter

Plants and seeds (live):  Abington Township EAC, Buxmont Organic Gardeners, Redeemer Valley Community Garden

Plastic industrial food-grade barrels/drums (55-gallon): Abington Towsnhip EAC

Records, CDs, DVDs:  The Record Spot

Seeds:  Abington Township EAC, Buxmont Organic Gardeners, Jenkintown Library Seed Eachange, Redeemer Valley Community Garden

Tools: Abington Township EAC, Habitat for Humanity, Redeemer Valley Community Garden

Trees, shrubs, plants, perennial flowers (live):  Abington Township EAC, Redeemer Valley Community Garden

Trees (live): Abington Township EAC, Abington Township Shade Tree Commission

Contact info, listed by organization name

Abington Free Library:  
Jewelry and other: During the month of October, the Friends of Abington Free Library accepts jewelry for its annual fundraiser auction:    http://abingtonfreelibrary.org/about-us/friends

Montgomery County SPCA Abington Shelter:   http://www.montgomerycountyspca.org/Default.aspx 

Sullivan's Scrap Metals:   http://www.sullivanscrap.com/

Resource Phone  Address What they take Updated: July 2013
The Record Spot 215-331-5537 7136 Torresdale Ave. Philadelphia, PA  Records, CD's, DVD's Collector - buys/sells 11-5 M-Sat
Morris Animal Shelter 215-735-9570 1242 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA  19147 towels, sheets, blankets for animals
Philadelphia Magic Garden 215-715-4938 1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA  Mirrors - 3/4" thick - for mosaics
Philadelphia University of the Arts Leena in Crafts Dept, mobile 858-336-8879. Regina in Dean's Office 215-717-6120. 333 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Misc Art supplies; including - broken mirrors - for mosaic art call and make appt. for drop-off
Lowes 215-776-9006 9701 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19114 Batteries, Cell phones, Fluorescent lights, plastic bags
Whole Foods  www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jenkintown  215-481-0800 1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 19046 Plastic Bags, Recycle co-mingle (plastics, glass, metal), Cork, Toothbrushs, Compost, Water-filters
Harvest Books  www.harvestbooks.com 215-619-0307 185 Commerce Dr., Fort Washington, PA 19034 rare, unusual bks; book collections

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