Recycling

REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE

Our neighborhood recycles EVERY WEEK! Recycling is the law in Philadelphia. If you don’t recycle, you risk being fined. Check out the official Philadelphia Recycling Office’s website for more information on the City’s recycling program, including what you can and can’t toss into your recycling bin.

  • To get a blue recycling bin for your home, email us at lomophilly@gmail.com, or come to our next General Meeting where you can also sign up for RecycleBank. Click here to sign up for the Philly Recycling Rewards Program and start receiving valuable coupons, just for recycling each week!
  • Want to know what you CAN and CAN’T recycle? Click here or call 311.
  • Did you know that you can recycle used compact fluorescent light bulbs at the Ikea on Delaware Avenue? Recycling stations are located by the Exit doors on the ground level.
  • There are several stores that can recycle old batteries and other materials. Whole Foods on South St takes used batteries. Save Some Green, at 2005 Chestnut St, accepts old cell phones, batteries, light bulbs, and plastics (#3-7) not accepted by the city.
  • And did you know that you can recycle plastic grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, and newspaper bags at several local stores, including ShopRite, RiteAid, Target and Pathmark?
  • You can even donate your car to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation through Wheels for Wishes.
  • Have a question about bulk (oversized) pick-up by the City? Click here for more info.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Days, which are sponsored by the City, happen regularly throughout the year. Click here to check out this year’s schedule and click here for more info about accepted items.
  • Cleaning house? Wouldn’t you rather see that old dresser or bag of baby clothes go to a new home than the landfill? You can drop off clean, usable items at the Goodwill store at Front & Shunk during business hours. You can also try posting items to the FREE section of craigslist. Also, check out the Philly Freecycle network, which is a “grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.”
  • Interested in finding out more about city-wide and national recycling campaigns and issues? Find out what’s going on with our local RecycleNOW campaign and also visit the National Recycling Coalition’s website.

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