Here’s Your Chance to Get Rid of Old Televisions, Electronics

The Pennsylvania Resource Council is hosting a hard-to-recycle collection event in Monroeville, but you have to register in advance.
Electronics Trash

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When computers, televisions, cell phones, video game consoles and other electronics outlive their usefulness, getting rid of them can be a challenge. Leaving them by the curb with the other garbage is not an option because they won’t be picked up.

As it does every year, the Pennsylvania Resource Council hosts hard-to-recycle collection events and the next one is Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Next Tier Connect @ East Pittsburgh, located at 4350 Northern Pike in Monroeville. Because of the pandemic, several new rules will be enforced.

  • Anyone attending the event must register in advance here, wear a mask and remain in their vehicle.
  • Materials to be dropped off should be in car trunks or truck beds.
  • Fees can be paid by credit or debit card if possible.

Pay for Disposal:

  • Computer Monitors (flat screen & CRT) – $20 each
  • Televisions – $30 each
  • Console or Rear Projection TVs – $40 each
  • Printers – $5 each
  • Small Freon Containing Appliances (window ac units, dehumidifiers) – $10 each
  • Fluorescent tubes:  $2 per 4 foot tube
  • Tires (car/truck) $4 without rims $10 with rims
  • Hard Drive Data Destruction Verification -1 Drive $11.50, each additional drive $3 each

Free Disposal:

  • CPU (towers), laptops, mice, & keyboards
  • Home phones & cellphones
  • Tablets & UPS Servers, routers, & modems
  • DVD Players, VCRs, & stereos
  • Microwaves
  • Copiers & scanners
  • Electronic cables
  • Video game consoles
  • Expanded Polystyrene packaging material
  • Glass bottles, jugs, and jars (all colors, labels and lids can remain on)

Not Accepted:

  • Batteries
  • CFLs
  • Media (VHS, DVDs, Cassette tapes)

For battery and CFL recycling, the PRC suggests visiting Batteries Plus Bulbs for a location near you.

The PRC will hold additional hard-to-recycle collection events on Oct. 3 at Settlers Cabin Wave Pool and Oct. 24 at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills.

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