Disposing of Electronic Devices
New Rules for Electronic Device Recycling
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is advising consumers and businesses of new rules for recycling electronic devices that will take effect on January 24, 2013.
Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act
Enacted in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act (HB-708) requires that consumers not dispose of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, monitors and televisions, with their trash. This means that trash haulers will no longer be able to take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler.
Curbside Electronics Collection Program
As part of the township’s current contract with Waste Management, a curbside electronics collection program (HHW At Your Door Program) is offered for residents. Information regarding this program can be found on the township’s website or by calling Waste Management at 800-449-7587.
Where to Recycle
Consumers can find more information on registered manufacturers and where to recycle covered devices at the DEP's website. DEP's Recycling Hotline is 800-346-4242.
Additional recycling information is available from County Recycling Coordinators, whose contact information can be found at the same website.
The following are some local options for E-waste Recycling:
- Best Buy Stores (will not accept TVs/Monitors)
- Construction Junction
214 N. Lexington Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
- eLoop LLC
2010 Borland Farm Road
- Evolution E-Cycling, LLC
704 Parkway View Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205