What do I do with my Electronic Waste?Posted
Did you know that by law, Penn Waste is not allowed to collect your electronic waste that you place at the curb? As of January 24, 2013, Penn Waste has not collected any electronic waste that may have been placed out for collection.
The law that mandates this is the Covered Devices Recycling Act. This act prohibits residents and businesses from placing their electronic waste at the curb or in their trash.
What is considered electronic waste?
Electronic waste is any discarded electronic or electrical devices or their parts. These items include:
- Desktop computers
- Laptop computers
- Computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer, speakers, etc.)
- E-readers and tablets
- Many more.
What can I do with my electronic waste if Penn Waste cannot pick it up?
There are outlets for residents to dispose of your electronic waste. Many municipalities hold collections or have drop off sites. If unsure if your municipality has a collection event or site, contact your municipal office or check out these contacts by county:
York PA and Surrounding Areas:
The York County Solid Waste Authority
Carroll Township Municipal Building
555 Chestnut Grove Road, Dillsburg
Lancaster PA and Surrounding Areas:
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
Harrisburg, Hershey & Dauphin County:
Dauphin County Recycling Center
Cumberland, Perry, and Adams Counties:
Please contact Pennsylvania’s Recycling Hotline at:
By enacting this law, this prevents electronic items from being disposed of in the landfills and incinerators. This allows for the material to be recycled for future use.
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