Recycle Your Electronics at these Collection Sites
The York County Solid Waste Authority conducts a free electronics recycling program from 9AM to 1PM the third Saturday of every month at its Yard Waste Transfer Facility located off of Flour Mill Road in Manchester Township.
All York County residents, businesses and non-profit entities are eligible to participate in this program. In addition, residents, businesses and non-profit entities who are located in a municipality that has contractually agreed to deliver waste only to the York County Resource Recovery Center may also participate.
Those municipalities include Swatara Township, Highspire Borough, and McSherrystown Borough. In addition to the Authority’s main collection site on Flour Mill Road, 10 York County municipalities conduct satellite programs in conjunction with the Authority’s program.
The following municipalities accept electronics from all York County residents and businesses: Carroll Township, Fairview Township, Penn Township, Warrington Township and York Township. These municipalities accept electronics only from their municipality’s residents and businesses: Hopewell Township, Red Lion Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Stewartstown Borough and York City. Dover Township and Windsor Township residents can check with their municipality for collection events.
Call these municipalities for collection times and dates. Currently, Best Buy’s York store, located at 2865 Concord Road, also offers free recycling of covered devices.
Please DO NOT bring construction demolition, furniture, appliances, white goods, appliances containing Freon (dehumidifiers, air conditioners, refrigerators) or household hazardous waste. There is no fee to participate in the program. Residents and businesses with large quantities of electronics, (i.e. more than a pickup truck load of electronic material) should call the Authority before the collection date to make arrangements for delivery.
The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees (cost for disposal of waste) collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center.
Examples of electronic equipment accepted in this program include answering machines, compact disc players, fax machines, computer hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, microwave ovens, pagers, personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouse, and peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, and VCR’s. Residents are responsible for removal of any personal data contained on electronic devices and computer hard drives.
As of January 24, 2013, Pennsylvania’s “Covered Device Recycling Act” (Act 108) prohibits the acceptance of certain electronic materials at all Pennsylvania solid waste disposal facilities and also prohibits residents from placing them at the curb for waste pick-up. Under the Act, waste haulers will NOT pick up “covered devices”.
Waste haulers should place a sticker on covered devices that provides directions for where to go to properly manage them. “Covered devices” include televisions, desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors and computer peripherals (anything that connects to a computer such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, etc.). Residents must now manage these covered devices by recycling them.