Covered Device Recycling Act
Passed in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act went into effect January 24, 2013. From this point forward certain “covered” electronic devices can no longer be put in curbside trash – they must be recycled. Covered devices include: desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals* and televisions.
* A computer peripheral is a keyboard, printer or any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input into or output from the computer.
More information about this law can be found on the website of the Department of Environmental Protection.
Washington Township Transfer Station Accepting Electronics Again
The following information is from the Washington Township website:
We are going to start taking Electronics for recycling again at the Transfer Station starting October 5th with the following conditions.
- There will be a $0.50 per pound charge with a $15.00, (30lbs) minimum charge. All electronic items will be weighed.
- This program is available to anyone. It is not limited to Washington Township residents.
- No limit on how many items are brought in at one time.
- We will receive electronic items ONLY on Fridays and the first Saturday of the month.
- Cash or check only at this time. (We will be taking credit cards soon).
- Any of the above conditions are subject to change if the program becomes too costly, or if conditions change in the overall recycling environment, or if our staff becomes overwhelmed with the processing.
Visit www.washtwp-franklin.org for more information.
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