I am in the process of renovating three 30-year-old bathrooms in our house, and was wondering how I might recycle the sinks, toilets, tubs and tiles.
So I posted to my wall on Facebook, within minutes the Downingtown Borough answered –
“We do not have a recycling program for construction debris. You would have to contact a private hauling company or check with the Chester County Solid Waste Authority“
Very quick response!
It was also suggested that I try Uwchlan Township and Home Eclective.
I had never heard of Home Eclective, but after a quick look at their Facebook page, I will need to revisit!
At the moment, Uwchlan Township does not have a Facebook or Twitter accounts to follow, but “Coming Soon“!
Both the Downingtown and Uwchlan pages reference heavily the Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA), and I have also referenced them in the past in “eWaste Recycling in Downingtown“.
The unfortunate part, Chester County Solid Waste Authority, has NOT updated their Facebook page since October 26, 2012.
Fortunately, the CCSWA does have a website!
I was able to find a list of “Recycling Sites for Construction Demolition/Land Clearing Debris“, but still no direct mention of sinks, toilets, tubs and tiles.
I have used their contact page to ask about my recycling questions, and await a response.
In the mean time, while on the CCSWA site, I decided to look up this years “Household Hazardous Waste Disposal” calendar, but it still has not been posted.
If you happen to know anything that might help, please feel free to contact me!
- “The Largest Toilet Recycling Yard on Earth”
- “Toilet graveyard a boon for recyclers” by Josh Green
- “How to Recycle a Toilet” by Shelley Frost
- “How to Throw Away a Toilet” by Susan Paretts, Demand Media
- “How to Dispose of Your Old Toilet or Re-Use it”
March 3 2015 – As mentioned above/earlier, I sent Contact Request via the Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) Website, and I have already gotten a response!
“You may want to contact the “Restore” on Lancaster Avenue next to Amelia’s supermarket east of Coatesville to see if they would be interested in any of those items. There is also one in Kennett Square.” – Nancy J. Fromnick, Chester County Recycling Coordinator, CCSWA
This would be great if the stuff that I had were really reusable.
I do have ‘stuff’ that could be reused in construction, that I over bought on, and can easily be re-used, but the stuff that I have, is beyond the point of helping in its present form.
So Builders and Contractors, if you got some Odds and Ends in your Inventory, and want to put it to good use, Restore seems to be a good bet!