Earlier this year a new law went into effect in Pennsylvania that prohibits the collection of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions and tablets with their trash. The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) was passed in 2010 and went into effect on January 24, 2013.
Fortuantely in the Pittsburgh area we have several options for recycling electronic waste.
Goodwill has a program, Reconnect, that not only deals with the problem of electoric waste it helps make a difference in lives of others. Residents can drop off any brand of used equipment at a participating Goodwill donation center for free and you'll get the benefit of a tax receipt.
Construction Junction offers both recycling and reuse to the region. Working with eLoop, they offer residents recycling options for everything from laptops to lightbulbs.
eLoop llc offers recycling options for both residents and businesse and is certified to both the R2 and BAN e-Steward (ISO 14001) standards, and operates a DEP-permitted facility.
As spring approaches there will be various recycling events posted to the calendar ranging from electronics to out of date pharmecuticals.