(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)
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
Goodwill Industries of SWPA
eLoop LLC Regional Recycling Center
Best Buy Retailer (all locations)