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Discard your electronics properly in Pa., state says

First Posted: 12:39 am - June 27th, 2015

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First Posted: 3/8/2013

Dates and locations will be announced later this month. Plains Township residents can dispose of electronic devices between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the e-waste collection bin at the township recycling center. Certain other municipalities also collect the items periodically.

Where else can I take these items for recycling?

Some retailers and commercial recyclers in Luzerne County will accept covered electronic equipment for free. According to the Luzerne County Department of Solid Waste Management, they are: Best Buy in Wilkes-Barre Township will acce

pt computers, monitors and other computer equipment, printers, cellphones and flat-screen televisions smaller than 72 inches. Limit: three items per day.

Staples in Wilkes-Barre Township will accept computers, monitors and other computer equipment, desktop printers, cellphones and other small electronic devices (but not televisions, commercial copiers and printers, large servers, appliances or stereo equipment). Limit: six items per day.

Municipal Recovery on Stanton Street in Wilkes-Barre will accept computers, monitors and other computer equipment, printers, scanners and televisions.

Can I be charged for recycling these items?

Yes and no. State law prohibits manufacturers and retailers from charging consumers a fee for collecting, transporting or recycling covered devices unless a financial incentive of equal or less value, such as a coupon or rebate, is provided.

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