Sunday, June 10, 2018

Pottstown to Host Electronics Recycling June 16

Pottstown will host an e-waste recycling program for borough residents on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Reading parking lot off South Hanover Street.

The following items will be accepted for recycling:

  • Computer -- PCs/laptops and servers;
  • Monitors -- CRT/LCD
  • TVs -- CRT/Console/Projection/Flat panel;
  • Networking devices -- servers, routers, switches, hubs, arrays
  • Printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, plotters, typewriters (who still has those?)
  • Audio/video devices, CD, DCD,VHS,Blue Ray players, MP3s, iPods, stereos, projectors, video game consoles
  • Cell phones, PDAs, telephones, pagers, telecommunication devices
  • Surge protectors, power supplies
  • All cables, wires, power cords
  • All items used in the function of these devices, such as keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.

There is no fee for most electronics, but there is one for televisions

  • $20 for all flat screens
  • $25 for TVS and monitors up to 29 inches
  • $45 for TVs and monitors from 30 to 55 inches
  • $70 for TVs and monitors of 56 inches or larger.

Here is a list of things that will NOT be accepted:

  • Fossil fuels
  • Media contaminated with oil
  • Liquids
  • Chemicals/oils/powders
  • Equipment containing asbestos
  • Equipment containing chemicals
  • Equipment containing freon
  • Infectious/biological waste or equipment contaminated by it
  • Equipment that contains radioactive components, such as smoke detectors
  • Materials that would adversely impact operations or result in environment/health problems

Questions should be addressed to the Pottstown Licensing and Inspections Department at  610-970-6520.

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