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Electronics items like computers and monitors contain hazardous materials that should not be disposed of in the regular trash pickup. Recycle your old electronics for free through the York County Solid Waste Authority. The Authority offers an ongoing Electronics Recycling Program held the third Saturday of every month from 9AM to 1PM at the Authority’s Yard Waste Transfer Facility located off of Flour Mill Road in Manchester Township. Click here for directions and more information. Download this flyer: 2012 Flyer
Starting January 24th, 2013, residents of PA cannot put electronics on the curb for normal waste pickup. Read more here: Electronic Recycling.
Here is more info from the York County Solid Waste Authority:
You’ve Mastered Recycling…Now Take the “E-cycle Challenge”
If your house has become a haven for outdated electronics, here’s your chance to do some cleaning. The York County Solid Waste Authority is conducting an electronics recycling program the third Saturday of every month from 9AM to 1PM at our Yard Waste Transfer Facility located off of Flour Mill Road in Manchester Township.
All York County residents, businesses and non-profit entities are eligible to participate in this program. In addition, residents, businesses and non-profit entities who are located in a municipality that has contractually agreed to deliver waste only to the York County Resource Recovery Center may also participate.
All York County residents can bring electronic equipment (outdated, broken, or just plain ugly) to the event. Please DO NOT bring electric equipment (such as toasters, hair dryers, wall clocks, or electric razors), OR construction demolition, furniture, appliances, white goods or household hazardous waste.
There is no fee to residents to participate in the program. The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees (cost for disposal of waste) collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Electronic equipment accepted in this program includes answering machines, compact disc players, electric typewriters, fax machines, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, microwave ovens, pagers, personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouse, and peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, and VCR’s. Residents are responsible for removal of any personal data contained on electronic devices and computer hard drives.
The Authority has hired Eco International to manage the materials collected. Eco International will harvest useable parts (circuit boards, power supplies, wood, plastic, and CRT glass); valuable metals (gold, copper, steel, aluminum); and potentially harmful components (lead, mercury and cadmium) and recycle them. Virtually all but one percent of the materials are recycled into new products. For more information, residents can visit the Authority’s web page at: http://www.ycswa.com/ and click on Recycling then Electronics.