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New Recycling Rules for Electronics Effective Today

Residents of South Whitehall can no longer put computers, laptops, tablets, monitors and televisions curbside for trash removal.

 

A new state law preventing Pennsylvanians from throwing out computers and similar electronics with the rest of their household trash goes into effect today, Jan. 24.

The mandatory rules cover computers, laptops, tablets, monitors and televisions.

Manufacturers are required to set up methods to recycle the material at no cost to consumers and more information about where to recycle electronics can be found here. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection also has a toll-free hotline at 1-800-346-4242 for questions about electronic recycling requirements.

South Whitehall Township recommends: 

  • AERC

    2591 Mitchell Ave.; 

    Allentown, PA 18103; 

    610-797-7608

***There is also an upcoming e-cycle event at Parkland High School on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is hosted by Parkland's GEO Club. They will be collecting anything with a plug up to the size of a TV. They will not be collecting batteries or other items with toxic or regulated substances like refrigerators with freon.

South Whitehall's website also says: If you have something you would like to dispose of and do not see it listed on the website or know of service provided by a company or organization not listed, please contact the Township at (610) 398-0401. County recycling officials also can direct people to the proper way to dispose of electronics.

Other local places accepting electronics are:

A+ Industries - will accept computers.

415 N. 15th St.
Allentown, PA 18102
610-821-5550

Staples - will accept computers.
4628 Broadway Allentown, PA 18104
610-530-7470

Best Buys - will accept computers, TVs, dvd players, and cell phones.
1504 MacAurther Rd.
Whitehall, PA 18052
610-432-6956

*Consumer Notice: Before taking any electronics to collection points or drop-off locations, consumers should first contact that location to see what types of electronics they accept. Not all locations may accept all items, such as TVs.

 

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