Pennsylvanians Must Recycling Electronics: Get Details

Mandatory electronics recycling is in effect, and covers computers, laptops, tablets, monitors and televisions

Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 1:08 PM EDT
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Pennsylvanians Must Recycling Electronics: Get Details

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Got some old electronics in the house? You must recycle them in Pa.

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Think twice before you throw away that old TV or PC. It's now illegal.

A new state law prevents Pennsylvanians from throwing out computers and similar electronics with the rest of their household trash.

Mandatory electronics recycling took effect Thursday, and covers computers, laptops, tablets, monitors and televisions.

Residents can't put them out on the curb unless their municipality has an electronics recycling program.

Manufacturers are required to set up methods to recycle the material at no cost to consumers.

Details about recycling centers and programs are available on the state Department of Environmental Protection's website.

County recycling officials also can direct people to the proper way to dispose of electronics.
 

 


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