Electronics Recycling Collection

Electronics recycling has been a popular special collection, with material increasing year by year. Under PA law, certain materials can not go to landfills, namely televisions and computer equipment. Other items may still be disposed of, but can also be recycled. We offer this service to all residents during business hours, Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm, at our office located at 507 Manor Drive, Ebensburg.

New for 2016:
Schools and large businesses who wish to recycle electronics MUST contact eLoop LLC to arrange a pick-up. The Solid Waste Authority can no longer accept material from schools and large businesses. eLoop can be reached at 724-519-7646 x103.

Why recycle electronics?
 
The following items are collected for NO CHARGE:
With the passage of the ban on electronics going into our landfills, recycling is the best option for your old equipment. Electronics often contain hazardous materials which can harm our environment. A common television or computer monitor contains lead, mercury, and cadmium - all great environmental offenders. Recycling this equipment is the best way to ensure that it is handled safely.
 

Televisions
Computer Monitors
Personal Computers
L
aptops
Keyboards, Mice, other Peripherals
Computer Printers

Where do I take my electronics?   The following items are collected with a fee:
The Solid Waste Authority accepts electronics (listed at right) for recycling during our business hours - Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. After-hours drop-offs can not be accepted and are considered illegal dumping, punishable by fines. Sorry, but we can not pick up materials nor can we accept them at the bin sites.
  Answering Machines
Cable/Satellinte TV Control Boxes/DVRs
Camcorders and Digital Cameras
CD Players
Copiers
DVD Players/Recorders
Electric Typewriters
Fax Machines
Small Microwaves
Large Microwaves
Modems
Network Equipment
Pagers
Projectors
Radios/Stereos
Scanners
Servers
Storage Media: CDs, DVDs, Tapes, etc.
Small Computer Speakers
Tape Players
Telephone Equipment
VCRs
Word Processors
$2
$2
$2
$2
$20+ each piece
$2
$5
$2
$5
$10
$2
$.15/lb
$1
$5
$2 to $20
$2
$10 to $20
$1+
$2
$2
$2
$2
$5
What about my hard drive and personal information?  
Although we can not provide 100% security, you can feel quite safe with us. All materials are locked in our storage building, with the only key accessible by Authority employees. Once the materials are collected from us by the end processor, hard drives and all materials are physically destroyed before being sorted for recycling. Physical destruction is the ONLY 100% fail-safe option to destroy hard drive information.
 
Have a business or large quantity to recycle?  
If you have a large quantity of electronic equipment from a home or business, please contact the Solid Waste Authority. While we can usually accept larger quantities, certain restrictions do apply. Bulk material that warrants a fee (see right) must be weighed and a certified weigh slip obtained before delivery to the collection center.
 
**Please note: The Solid Waste Authority maintains the right to refuse any items for drop-off based on condition, cleanliness, quantity, material, or any other reason that inhibits the safe and efficient recycling of these items.**
 
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