Your trash company won't haul away your TV or computer equipment anymore.
Pennsylvania will no longer allow desktop or laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals or television sets to be disposed of in landfills and incinerators.
This is the last major step in the Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010. The state law, the beginning of which took effect in 2012, mandates that manufacturers that sell electronics in Pennsylvania establish programs to recycle these electronics without charging the consumers an extra fee.
“Municipal waste trucks will no longer be collecting these devices for disposal at landfills, so our customers need to get ready for this change. You won’t be able to put old computers or TV sets or computer peripherals at the curb to be taken to the landfill or the incinerator, nor will they be permitted to be mixed in with regular household recycling,” said Tim O’Donnell, president of the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association in a press release.
You can always check your Patch calendar for e-cycling events or you can recycle your electronics at the following locations.
Goodwill Keystone Area: 45 Marchwood Rd., Exton
Best Buy: 871 E Lancaster Ave., Exton
Goodwill Keystone Area: 725 South Chester Rd., Swathmore
Montgomery County: 1430 DeKalb, Norristown
Elmwood Park Zoo Parking Lot: Norristown
Best Buy: 310 Goddard Blvd., King of Prussia