New E-cycling Law To Make 2013 Greener

Households, businesses are no longer able to dispose of TVs, computer equipment through Waste Management.

If the holidays brought you new electronics or you’ve been keeping an old console TV in the garage, there’s good news on the calendar for you and the environment.

Pennsylvania’s new Covered Device Recycling Act took effect in January and
requires the recycling of all TVs and computer equipment being discarded by
households, businesses and institutions.

The law also provides free recycling for these devices being disposed of by households and businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Larger businesses are required to pay for electronics recycling.

The “covered devices” that now must be recycled include all televisions and
computer equipment, including monitors, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners,
keyboards, mouses, speakers and any other devices that connect to a computer in a home or small business.

Additional information about the state’s new electronics recycling law is available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s website at www.depweb.state.pa.us.

Information about Waste Management’s mail-order e-cycling services is available at www.thinkgreenfromhome.com.

Upper St. Clair has an e-cycling event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the municipal building's parking lot.

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