Electronics Recycling Postponed: COVID Concerns Lead Committee to Table Electronics Recycling Again

Due to COVID-related issues and other extenuating circumstances, the Weavers Way Environment Committee will once again postpone its electronics recycling event until mid to late spring.

The event, which in the past has taken place in the spring and fall, generates revenue that enables the committee to award annual grants of $100-$500 to community groups based in Northwest Philadelphia or Ambler. The grants fund environmental projects such as planting trees and enhancing parks. Past recipients include the West Philly-based Philadelphia Orchard Project, which plants community-owned organic orchards in neglected spaces throughout the city.

The committee partners with PAR Recycle Works, a Germantown-based organization that deconstructs electronics responsibly and gives transitional employment to those returning from prison.

By May or June, the committee hopes that the pandemic will be more under control so that an event can take place safely. In the meantime, anyone interested in recycling their electronic items can contact PAR at info@par-recycleworks.org.