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Long line forms for Solebury Township electronics recycling


The morning sun was up and about. The sky was blue and it wasn’t raining for a change.

“It’s a perfect day for recycling,” declared Solebury Supervisor Chair Mark Baum Baicker as cars packed with E-waste snaked single file from the township’s new Public Works garage, through its parking lot and all the way down Sugan Road to the Upper York Road corner.

The electronic waste dump-a-thon was slated to start at 9 a.m. Saturday, but some cars were already in line at 8:15 p.m., he said.

This was Solebury’s first E-waste recycling event and the township picked up the $200 tab for the dumpsters from 611 Metals Recycling of Pipersville.

Three 611 Metals workers and Robert Rhodes of the township’s Public Works department helped carry items to the dumpsters as each car pulled up to disgorge its rummage.

TVs were a popular dumpster item, not just little old TVs, but huge-screen TVs that took two men to carry.

“No one wants their old TV,” said one helper. “They want new bigger ones.”

Dumpster-bound hauls from the orderly crowd that waited patiently for their turn were eclectic. They included fax machines, keyboards, pipes, vacuum cleaners, leaf blowers, floor lamps, VCRs, computers, printers, a toaster and other unidentifiable devices.

As a result, a good number of Solebury residents are finding they have a lot more closet space this week.

For which, they can thank the township’s environmental advisory council that worked for months to stage the get-rid-of-your-junk event.