Retrievr - Electronics and Clothing

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Upper Providence Township & Retrievr

As the Township moves forward to become a more sustainable community, it is important to look at all types of waste that are discarded into landfills. One often overlooked item is used clothing. There is currently a market in which unwanted textiles can be repurposed and resold, which helps create less waste and puts money back into the community.

Powered by retrievr, Upper Providence Township brings our residents a convenient service that collects your unwanted clothing and electronics, right from your doorstep.

Participation in this program does not require any cost to the Township but will yield higher recycling tonnage, and, therefore, higher grant returns from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, as well as a 10% revenue share from materials salvaged by the company.

It's easy to get started. Simply visit Retrievr's website or call 757-703-3824.  

Easier Recycling for Everyone

Retrievr enables haulers and municipalities to conveniently communicate with customers to collect and recycle clothing and electronics. Retrievr has relationships with the largest and the most innovative markets for recycling, refurbishment, and resale.

The advantages for the residents of Upper Providence include:

  • Recycling in the palm of your hand.
  • Confirm collection appointment.
  • No need to haul recycling to an event or other location.  

Solving a Specific Waste Problem

  • The disposal of used clothing and electronics has become a major cost burden and environmental hazard.  
  • Used electronics and apparel represent 10% of the waste stream.  
  • Municipalities in the U.S. spend over $500 million annually landfilling used electronics and apparel.  
  • Improper disposal of used electronics is a major environmental hazard.  
  • The used electronics and apparel currently landfilled are worth billions of dollars annually in the recycling and refurbishment market.
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