New electronics recycling rules in effect in York County
YORK, Pa., Jan 24, 2013 (York Daily Record - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Pennsylvania's new Covered Device Recycling Act goes into effect today, and that means changes for York County residents to how and when they can dispose of unwanted electronics.
Specifically, the law prohibits curbside collection of electronic devices, such as televisions and computers, and it does not allow them in solid-waste disposal facilities.
Those devices must be taken to one of 11 recycling yards across the county, at designated times.
The specifics of what devices are affected -- and where York County residents must recycle them -- are as follows.
What to recycle:
The following electronic devices can be recycled at any of 11 collection sites across York County:
Answering machines, cellphones, computers and peripherals, computer mice, copier/fax equipment, desktop computers, disc players, duplicators, electric typewriters, gaming products, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, mainframes, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, power cords, printed circuit boards, printers, radios, remote controls, stereo equipment, tape players, telephone equipment, televisions, testing equipment, transparency equipment, uninterruptible power supplies and VCRs.
Electronics are accepted at these 11 collection sites in York County, during the times listed:
--- Fairview Township, 55 Fairview Road, New Cumberland; 717-901-5261; Weekdays: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, except holidays. Weekends: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and third Saturday of January, and first and third Saturday of February through December. All York County residents and businesses can participate.
--- Hopewell Township, 3336 Bridgeview Road, Stewartstown; 717-993-2027; Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Township residents and businesses can participate.
--- Lower Windsor Township, 111 Walnut Valley Ct.; 717-244-6813; Weekends: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. second Saturday of every month. Township residents and businesses can participate.
--- Penn Township, Heights Avenue, behind the township building; 717-637-1561; Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Weekends: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, except holidays. All York County residents and businesses can participate.
--- Red Lion, borough maintenance garage on Vulcan Road; 717-244-2567. Weekdays: Call for an appointment. Borough residents and businesses can participate.
--- Shrewsbury Township, 11505 Susquehanna Trail South; 717-235-3011 ext. 103; Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, beginning Feb. 1. All York County residents and businesses can participate.
--- Warrington Township, 3345 Rosstown Road; 717-432-9082; Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All York County residents and businesses can participate.
--- Windsor Township, 970 White Oak Road; 717-244-3512; Call for dates and hours. Township residents and businesses can participate.
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