Where Can You Take Those Old Electronics Gathering Dust in Your Garage?

Register now for the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s weekday e-waste collections in Allegheny County.
North Park Weekday E Waste


We all have that pile of outdated and broken electronics gathering dust somewhere in our homes — the random computer keyboards, mice, broken DVD players and maybe even an old CRT television or two.

The Pennsylvania Resources Council, with support from the Allegheny Health and Parks departments, is now accepting registration for Mondays and Wednesdays in May to collect electronics for recycling in South Park.

“PRC helps residents conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of items not accepted in curbside pickup,” said PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman in a press release. “We need to divert these materials from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways and our environment, while others contain valuable recyclables.”

Registration currently is open for the four-week collection series taking place in South Park:

  • Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24 from Noon to 3 p.m.

Participants must register in advance here, or or by calling: 412-488-7490, Extension 1.  



For a $5 fee, registered participants can drop off unlimited cell and/or home phones, computer towers, keyboards, laptops, mice and video game consoles/DVD players.

Other electronics may be dropped off for the following fees (with the $5 participant fee waived):

  • All Computer Monitors (flat screen & CRT) — $20 each
  • Televisions — $30 each
  • Console or Rear Projection TVs — $40 each
  • Printers — $5 each

Spielman advises participants to register soon for a time slot because they fill up quickly.

For more information, visit the website here

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