In 2010, the PA state legislature passed a law banning many electronic devices – including televisions and computers – from landfills and incinerators. The law also requires that manufacturers of these devices pay the costs of providing residents with free and convenient recycling alternatives.
Since the law took effect in 2013, many unexpected consequences of Act 108 have resulted in the reality that while it is illegal to dispose of TVs and computers via traditional trash collection, most Pennsylvanians do not have access to free or convenient recycling options for televisions in particular.
What this means to you: As of April 21st, 2016 PRC is still able to collect televisions and other monitors at it’s remaining 2016 Hard-to-Recycle Collection Events for a fee. However, this is a stop-gap solution, and permanent access to free and convenient television recycling remains unresolved.
Learn more about how to dispose of your e-waste safely at one of PRC’s many collection events!
For events in Western Pennsylvania click here or email Sarah Alessio Shea. For events in Eastern Pennsylvania click here or email Jayne Young. Also, use the Inquiries Form below to find recycling options in your area.