Spring Cleaning: Waste that is Weird

In our April issue, we discussed how Green in Chestnut Hill (aka GRINCH) is bringing the Northwest Philly neighborhood closer to its green goals. Grinch's Weird Waste Day (this Saturday, April 10) shows just how smart the group is at turning everyday clutter into a sustainable event.

 For just 40 cents per pound, neighborhood residents, businesses and anyone with more than their fair share of retired computers, TV sets, cell phones and other “weird waste” can bring it to the event to be disposed of properly or donated.

The company in charge of recycling or reusing the waste, eForce Compliance, is just as resourceful and inventive as Grinch. Based in Grays Ferry, eForce recycles electronics, lamps, batteries, surplus furniture, construction and demolition materials, and pretty much anything else—including your kitchen sink. By partnering with local non-profit and community groups, like Grinch, the company is able to easily identify sustainable markets and initiatives right in Philadelphia. Above all, eForce strives to maintain a zero landfill policy.

For a complete list of accepted Weird Waste Day items go to the Green in Chestnut Hill blog.