Electronics or E-Waste Recycling
The intent of Pennsylvania's Covered Devices Recycling Act (CDRA) of 2010 is to initiate a disposal ban on covered devices, wherein no person may dispose of a covered device or any of its components with their municipal waste. Effective January 24, 2013, covered devices (televisions, computers, computer monitors, and computer peripherals) will be banned from landfill disposal.
Simply put, after January 24, 2013, all consumers, and all businesses with less than 50 employees, must be able to recycle covered devices at no cost. Larger commercial businesses must recycle the covered devices but at their own expense.
What's covered under the Covered Devices Recycling Act of 2010 (CDRA)?
The CDRA actually only mandates the recycling of certain categories of e-waste: computers, peripherals, monitors (anything directly connected to a computer system), and televisions as follows:
• Computer monitors—CRT and LED/LCD
• Peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers)
• Copiers (desktop and stand-alone)
• TVs—all types and sizes
Electronics are accepted at the following locations, at any time:
eLoop - The local company, eLoop llc, can be reached at 724-519-7646 and at www.eloopllc.com. eLoop is located at 625 Plum Industrial Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15239 (Corner of New Texas and Kane Roads, off Route 286, across from Burger King. Please call eLoop for pricing.). Free recycling is available to both consumers and businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Goodwill offers free, safe, easy and environmentally responsible recycling of computers and electronics. Public donations of personal computers and electronics are accepted at all Goodwill Stores and Attended Donation Centers (except the North Side Store). A note about TV donations: As of July 14, 2013, Goodwill is no longer able to accept TV donations. For more information, please visit: http://www.goodwillswpa.org/DonateComputer
Loyalhanna Watershed Association - Ligonier, PA
Best Buy Stores - Best Buy will accept up to three (3) electronic items, per household, per day. There is no fee for this service for eligible items. This program is noted on their website at: Best Buy Electronics Recycling
Staples - They will accept, free of charge, items such as computers, mice, keyboards, modems, PC speakers, GPS devices, digital cameras, MP3 players, cell phones, and rechargable batteries. There's a $10 recycling fee for: Monitors, printers, copiers, scanners, faxes, shredders and UPS (battery back-ups).
Commonwealth Computer Recycling LLC
1628 Roseytown Road, Unit 8
Greensburg, PA 15601
Call for drop-off schedule.
Westmoreland Cleanways - NEW RECYCLING CENTER! The new center is located at 113 Innovative Lane (Building F), Latrobe, PA. For hours of operation and materials accepted, please visit Westmoreland Cleanways' website. Please note that Westmoreland Cleanways will no longer conduct the "Hard-to-Recycle Stuff" events throughout the year.