Pennsylvania’s electronics recycling law took effect January 2013
which meant a few changes for state residents.
The law, known as the Covered Devices Recycling Act, bans the
disposal of TV’s and computer equipment at transfer stations and
landfills. Beginning January 2013, waste haulers can no longer pick up
televisions and computer equipment for disposal. Computer equipment
includes laptops, monitors, CPU’s, printers, scanners, keyboards,
mouses, speakers, cables and battery backups. These items, if placed at
the curb, will be left at the curb.
For more information, including as a resource for ongoing e-cycling
services and e-cycling events, visit