Department of Public Works
CITY WILL NO LONGER PICKUP ELECTRONIC WASTE AS OF NEW YEAR

(PITTSBURGH) Dec. 27, 2012  The City of Pittsburgh's Department of Public Works reminds residents that, due to a mandatory state law, the City is no longer legally permitted to collect “electronic waste” beginning January 1, 2013. This new law seeks to keep harmful metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury out of the waste stream. Electronic waste includes:

  • Desktop and laptop computers (including monitors)
  • Computer peripherals (including keyboards and printers)
  • Televisions


Residents should not place these items at the curb or they may be cited for littering and dumping. These items must be taken to an electronics retail store or a sponsored drop-off location. Some retailers have already begun to recycle these items. To learn more about the Covered Device Recycling Act (House Bill 708), Act 108 of 2010, call 1-800-346-4242 or click here.

SUGGESTED DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

Construction Junction
Phone: 412-243-5025
Website: constructionjunction.org

Goodwill Industries of SWPA
Phone: 412-481-9005
Website:goodwillswpa.org/computer-recycling

eLoop LLC Regional Recycling Center
Website: eloopllc.com
Phone: 724-519-7646

Best Buy Retailer (all locations)
 

Published:
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Contacts
Rob Kaczorowski
Director of Public Works
Office: 412-255-2726
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