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 Shop, New 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:
||What they take
||Updated: July 2013
||7136 Torresdale Ave.
||Records, CD's, DVD's
||Collector - buys/sells 11-5
||1242 Lombard St., Philadelphia,
||towels, sheets, blankets
||1020 South St., Philadelphia,
||Mirrors - 3/4" thick - for
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,
||Misc Art supplies; including -
broken mirrors - for mosaic art
||call and make appt. for drop-off
||9701 Roosevelt Blvd,
Philadelphia, PA 19114
||Batteries, Cell phones,
Fluorescent lights, plastic bags
|Whole Foods www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jenkintown
||1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA
||Plastic Bags, Recycle co-mingle
(plastics, glass, metal), Cork, Toothbrushs, Compost, Water-filters
|Harvest Books www.harvestbooks.com
||185 Commerce Dr., Fort
Washington, PA 19034
||rare, unusual bks; book
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