Fairmount Recycles
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Address: N 27th St & Harper St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Neighborhood: Brewerytown
Website: www.phila.gov/streets/recyling...

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Posted by:  Michelle Sipics

I don't know about you, but it really bugs me that Philadelphia doesn't accept plastic with their standard recycling pickup in most areas. I've heard all of their explanations for it, and I don't care—I still want to recycle my empty water bottles and juice containers. Fortunately, there are many community programs that have "partnered" with the city to accept recyclable materials that Philadelphia doesn't handle on its own. For me, Fairmount Recycles is the way to go. On the first Saturday of each month, you can truck on over to 27th and Harper (behind the North Star) with your recyclable paper, plastic (only types 1 and 2, though), and even used ink cartridges from your printer. Similar programs are held on the first Saturday of the month in other locations around the city—check the Philadelphia Streets Department website for more info on those sites (http://www.phila.gov/streets/recyling_partnership.html) and find out whether that fancy shampoo bottle will be accepted. If nothing else, you'll get some exercise. And oh yeah, helping the planet out a little bit is nice, too.

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