Where Can You Dispose Of Your Old TVs, Tires and E-Waste in Pittsburgh?
Three collections in the Pittsburgh area are scheduled from June 3 to October to keep old electronics and other materials out of the environment.
From phones to televisions and even tires, certain household items can pose a threat to the environment if not disposed of properly.
PRC kicks off its 2023 Hard-To-Recycle collection campaign on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer Township. You must register in advance to participate.
There is a $5 participant fee to dispose of unlimited cell/home phones, computer towers, peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens, video game consoles, and DVD players. Batteries, CFLs and media (VHS, DVDs, Cassette tapes) will not be accepted.
The following items will cost a separate fee. If you are recycling any of these items, the $5 participant fee will be waived :
- All Computer Monitors (flat screen and 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) – $5 without rims; $12 with rims
- Hard Drive Data Destruction Verification -1 Drive $11 each
- Hard Drive Data Destruction Verification – each additional drive after the first is $3
In addition to the June event, there will also be collection events held on Aug. 26 at Next Tier Connect at Pittsburgh East in Monroeville (register here) and on Oct. 7 at Settlers Cabin Park in the Wave Pool Parking lot (register here). Both events will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.