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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New electronics recycling rules start tomorrow

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Across Pennsylvania starting tomorrow, the days of lugging your television to the curb will be as outdated as the model of your tube television.

As of Jan. 24, electronic devices will no longer be able to be thrown away with trash, per a state law passed in 2010. Prohibited devices include anything with a "cover" such as computers, televisions, laptops, computer monitors and tablets.

The new recycling rules took effect in the city as of Jan. 1. City officials are encouraging residents to take their electronics to an electronics retailer or Construction Junction. Mayoral spokeswoman Joanna Doven says the city is also "reaching out to local partners who may want to sponsor an electronics drop off locally."

For a complete list of recyclers, visit this section of the state Department of Environmental Protection's website.

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