Recycling Made Easy: A One-Stop Spot to Unload Your E-Junk

The Pennsylvania Resource Council is hosting a hard-to-recycle collection event Saturday at LaRoche College.


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That old TV from the 2000s sitting in your garage can’t just be thrown in the trash. It has to be collected and recycled to avoid harming the environment.

The Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC) has you covered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday at LaRoche College where you can drop off all kinds of e-junk.

This includes (at no charge): “E-waste,” such as computer towers, peripheral equipment, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, microwave ovens, stereo equipment, VCRs, DVD players, cable boxes, CFL bulbs and expandable polystyrene packaging material.
 

Fee-based items: Televisions ($30-$40 each depending on size) & computer monitors ($20 each), alkaline batteries ($1/pound), fluorescent tubes ($2 per 4 ft. or $3.50 per 8 ft.) and printers ($5).

Click here for fees for other hard-to-recycle items.

If you can’t make it, or live too far from LaRoche, the PRC is hosting two more events later this year:

  • Aug. 12 Century III Mall, West Mifflin
     
  • Oct. 7 Settlers Cabin Park, Robinson Township
     
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