New E-cycling Law To Make 2013 Greener Across Pennsylvania

Households, businesses will no longer be able to dispose of TVs, computer equipment by throwing them out with the trash.

If you’ve been meaning to recycle that old TV or computer stored in the garage, there’s good news on the calendar for you—and the environment.

Pennsylvania’s new Covered Device Recycling Act takes effect Jan. 24 and requires the recycling of all TVs and computer equipment discarded by
households, businesses and institutions.

The law provides free recycling for these devices being disposed of by households and businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Larger businesses are required to pay for electronics recycling.

To find a place to take your electronics, click here for a list. 

Included on that list is Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, which collects covered devices at its stores at , and at 10293 Perry Highway #201, Wexford.

The “covered devices” that now must be recycled include all televisions and computer equipment—monitors, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, speakers and any other devices that connect to a computer in a home or small business.

Additional information about the state’s new electronics recycling law is available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s website at www.depweb.state.pa.us.

Vogel Disposal, which services Pine and Richland townships, is not allowed to pick up these items for disposal in a landfill. 


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