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Lessons learned, Solebury will hold electronic recycling event


Editor's Note: This story was updated after the township decided on a date for the recycling event. It now reflects that it will take place on March 23.

Solebury is planning a second electronic waste recycling event and this time it’s determined to fix some of the problems encountered at the first one in 2019.

This time, the E-Waste Recycling Event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 23 in the New Hope-Solebury High School parking lot, and not at the Solebury Township Municipal Building where, last time, massive two-way traffic jams backed up Sugan Road to Route 263 for hours.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave the event its unanimous approval.

The fee for the event charged by eForce Recycling of Philadelphia is $3,500. This includes manpower, trucks, supplies, recycling, and a certificate for recycling.

Solebury plans to apply to the county for available reimbursement of up to $4,000, said supervisor Chairman Mark Baum Baicker.

He said eForce Recycling says it will collect all electric items with a plug, except for smoke detectors and large appliances. Some items have separate fees, such as $30 for TVs and computer monitors, $10 for microwaves, dehumidifiers and air conditioners, and $100 for projection TVs. Residents, not the township, will be responsible for paying the fees.

Baum Baicker noted that Habitat for Humanity in Warminster has a no-fee electronics recycling program.

“...(Y)ou can register in advance and (it) accepts up to three TVs and computer monitors at no charge, in addition to two-three boxes of other electronic items.

“I was actually there yesterday and was able to recycle two TVs, a monitor, and three computers and get out of there in less than five minutes,” he said.

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