2014 ELECTRONICS COLLECTIONS
This year, our June E-cycling, (electronics), collections brought in 613,252 pounds of electronic equipment that would have otherwise entered the waste stream!! Our two drop off sites in Butler and Hanover Townships saw over 4,000 residential vehicles participate, a new record amount!!
Totals on some items received include 3,172 computers, 1,966 monitors and 4,699 televisions plus additional items. The Solid Waste Management Department received 938 phone calls in a six week span and our survey sheets indicate that 39 municipalities and 8 schools within Luzerne county took advantage of this free service to help us surpass last years total of 519,757 pounds.
In twelve-years the combined collection of electronics collected by the events comes to 5,311,518 pounds!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our yearly electronics recycling collection successful!
CAN BE RECYCLED AT
JAMES TABIT & SONS (779-5344-LARKSVILLE)
J-L USED AUTO PARTS, INC. (779-5101-LARKSVILLE)
PLEASE CALL FOR HOURS, DIRECTIONS AND TO SEE IF THERE IS A FEE!
MUNICIPAL ELECTRONIC RECYCLING
PLAINS TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
Plains Twp. has a e-waste container at their Recycling Center.
Plains residents can use this service Mon. thru Fri. 6:30 to 2:30.
Please call 829-3430 for more information
Pittston-883-0300 (Drop off is FREE)
Now accepting computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, etc. Please call for hours of operation.
ADDITIONAL PLACES TO TAKE THOSE ELECTRONICS TO RECYCLE
Wilkes Barre 570-819-0719
will take your electronic items for FREE.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: computers, monitors, fax machines, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, typewriters, video games, cell phones, VCR’s, VHS tapes, CD’s, batteries (rechargeable), flat screen televisions.
Limit:3 items per visit per day.
NON ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: console televisions, flat screens televisions larger than 72 inches, microwaves, any small appliances; (coffee pots, irons, vacuum cleaners, etc.)
Please call with any questions at 570-819-0719
http://www.bestbuy.com to see what is accepted.
Wilkes Barre 570-824-8304
will take your electronic items for FREE.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:desktop computers, laptops, tablets, eReaders, monitors, desktop printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, schredders, UPS/battery backup devices, GPS devices, digital cameras, MP# Players, mobile phones, and cordless phones, keyboards, mice, modems, routers and PC speakers, external hard drives and small servers.
NON ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: televisions, floor model copiers and printers, appliances, large servers, stereo/home AV equipment, alkaline batteries, lamps/bulbs.
Limit: 6 items per visit per day.
Please call with any questions at 570-824-8304
www.staples.com for additional information and other products acceptable for recycling.
located in Wilkes Barre
829-3231 (Charges may apply)
(Items accepted are computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, mice, printers, televisions, etc. Please be sure to contact either location prior to going to ensure hours of operation and any additional questions you may have.)
NORTHEAST RECYCLING SOLUTIONS
located in Hanover Township
270-0301-(Charges apply, please call for more details.)
(Items accepted are computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, mice, printers, televisions, etc. Please be sure to contact each location prior to going to ensure hours of operation and any additional questions you may have.)
located in HAZLETON
570-454-8706 – (charges may apply)
Brenner Recycling is now accepting various electronic items, including televisions, towers, keyboard and mice. Please call for additional items being accepted and hours of operation.
NEW – Covered Device Recycling Act
The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA, House Bill 708), Act 108 of 2010, requires manufacturers to provide recycling programs for desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and televisions sold to consumers in Pennsylvania beginning in January 2012. Other requirements also apply. Please see the links below. (Note to manufacturers – this does not include manufacturers of computer peripherals if the manufacturer does not make other covered devices).
Covered Device Recycling Act – A General Overview (PDF) 2520-FS-DEP4324 (eLibrary)
Beginning Jan. 24, 2013, desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, televisions, and any components of such devices may no longer be disposed in Pennsylvania with municipal waste. Additionally, covered devices that are not from an occupant of a single detached dwelling unit or a single unit of a multiple dwelling unit that used a covered device primarily for personal or small business may no longer dispose of these devices or their components at that time. All of these devices are required to be properly recycled.