Getting New Electronic Devices For Christmas? Don’t Forget To Recycle The Old Ones
Santa Claus is likely to bring good little girls and boys lots of new electronic devices and peripherals-- bigger screen TVs, computers, tablets, phones, printers, scanners and more.
In many cases, they will replace a ton (tons actually) of old, outdated models that usually end up in the basement, a forgotten closet or worse, in the case of TVs, by the side of the road on in a nearby creek.
You should know state law prohibits you from just putting these devices out with the trash for disposal.
KPB offers advice on where to take them through its eWastePA.org website.
Law Needs Changes
Pennsylvania’s e-waste recycling program, however, is not as robust as it was when it was created in 2010.
A hearing last March by the Joint Senate-House Conservation Committee found the e-waste recycling market had all but collapsed in Pennsylvania due to electronics manufacturers not paying the actual costs of recycling as they should do under state law.
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[Posted Dec. 22, 2016]
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