2024 Christmas Boxes in Columbia, PA!

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Had a fulfilling weekend helping out with the 2024 Christmas Boxes in Columbia, PA! Nothing beats the joy of giving back during the season of giving!

Grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community! Thankful for everyone who came together for this wonderful cause!!

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Acceptable Materials

Appliances including:
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • FOR A $10 FEEโ€”Air Conditioners

End of Life Items Including:
  • Machinery (all fluids,pans and cylinders removed)
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Nonferrous Scrap:
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Pots and Pans
  • Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
  • Aluminum Patio Furniture
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wire
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
  • Cable, Fence and Wire
  • Christmas Lights
  • Copper
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors/Windows (glass removed)
  • Stainless Steel

Prohibited Materials

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) (Freezers, Refrigerators)ย  Air Conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders โ€“ high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials โ€“ fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials โ€“ highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings โ€“ includes suspect military scrap
  • Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
  • Hazardous Waste โ€“ toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
  • Infectious Materials โ€“ blood-soaked or biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids โ€“ fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials โ€“ mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items โ€“ concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Whole tanks uncut
  • Radioactive Scrap โ€“ anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs