HARLEYSVILLE The first of six electronics recycling events will be Saturday in Harleysville, Montgomery County officials said.
Saturday's Community Recycling Day is cosponsored by a Souderton Area High School group, Students Against Violating the Earth.
"Electronics can't go into the trash," said Emily Cupo, an 18-year-old senior and a group member.
Recycling day makes it easy for people to dispose of those items properly while also being kind to the environment, she said.
"It's a good start to live a more sustainable lifestyle," Cupo said.
Items that can be brought Saturday are computers and electronics, appliances, scrap metal, tires, cellphones, household batteries, lightbulbs, car batteries, ink cartridges, furniture that is not made of metal, cords and cables, books, paper, clothing, and shoes.
Some items require a small fee to recycle.
The event is set to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Elementary School, 465 Moyer Rd.
Other recycling days are scheduled for various Saturdays through October in Norristown, Blue Bell, Horsham, Royersford, and King of Prussia.
For more information, go online to MontgomeryCountyRecycles.org or call the county recycling line at 610-278-3618.
- Carolyn Davis