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2015 ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

Saturday June 6th, 2015

Butler Township Fire Hall, Drums

9:00AM to 3:00PM EACH DAY

Saturday – June 13th, 2015 

Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School, Hanover Township

 

Each collection is a one-day drop off and open to all residents of Luzerne County. 

(Any items that are brought in pieces or broken apart will be refused.)

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Answering Machine, CD Players, Camcorders, Cameras, Cell Phones, Cordless Phones, Copiers, DVD Players, Duplicators, Fax Machines, Gameboy, Hard Drives, Heaters,Laptops, Mainframe Computer Equipment, Microwaves, MP#3 Players, Modems, Nintendo, Notebooks, Paper Shredders, Pagers, Personal Computer (CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse, peripherals), Play Station, Printers, Printed Circuit Boards, Radios, Remote Controls, Tape Players, Satellite Receivers, Scanners, Servers, Stereos, Televisions,Telephones, Testing Equipment, Transparency Makers, Typewriters, (UPS) Uniterrupted power supply systems, VCR’s, Video Games, VHS Tapes, Wii, Word Processors, X-Box

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Air Conditioners, Air Purifiers, Bare CRT Tubes, Batteries, Blenders, Bread Making Machines, Clocks, Curling Irons, Coffee Pots, De-Humidifiers, Drills, Electric Can Openers, Fans, Fryers, Food Sealing Equipment, Humidifiers, Hair Dryers, Hot Plates, Household Batteries, Irons, Lamps, Lawn Mowers, Light Bulbs, Medical Equipment, Razors, Satellite Dishes, Smoke Detectors, Space Heaters, Toaster Ovens, Toasters, Vacuum Cleaners, Window Fans

 PREREGISTRATION FOR 20 OR MORE COMPUTER AND OR SIMILAR SIZE ITEMS REQUIRED

Please call 1-800-821-7654 for additional information. 

COLLECTION IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DEALERS 

 

 

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!   

 

 

AIR CONDITIONERS

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!

 

 

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
   
 

CARTRIDGE WORLD 

Pittston-883-0300 (Drop off is FREE)

Now accepting computers, flat monitors, keyboards, mice, etc.  Please call for hours of operation.

TELEVISIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT CARTRIDGE WORLD

 

BEST BUY

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), televisions-(up to 32 inches)flat screen televisions-(up to 42 inches.) radios, cassette players.

Limit:3 large items per visit per day. 

NON ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: console televisions, flat screens televisions larger than 42 inches, microwaves,  any small appliances; (coffee pots, irons, vacuum cleaners, small heating units, air conditioners,etc.), or anything with freon.

Please measure televisions from angle to angle for dimentions.  Materials may be brought thru front of the store and can be dropped off at customer service desk.

Please call with any questions at 570-819-0719

http://www.bestbuy.com  to see what is accepted.

 

STAPLES  

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, 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, any kitchen appliances including microwaves & DVR’s.

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.

 

MUNICIPAL RECOVERY

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.) 

       

BRENNER RECYCLING

located in HAZLETON

570-454-8706 – (charges may apply)

Brenner Recycling is now accepting various electronic items, including televisions & CRT monitors-charges may apply, 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.

 

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