ELECTRONIC WASTE DISPOSAL

Electronic and Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Program

City of Pittsburgh will resume E-Waste Recycling in Late May

Due to unforeseen issues with our hard-to-recycle vendor Environmental Coordination Services & Recycling (ECS&R), the City was forced to suspend service at its bi-weekly drop-off location in the Strip District. Now a new contract with the Pennsylvania Resources Council will give residents the opportunity to have these hard to recycle materials taken care of properly. 

Registration is required

Registration is free, but material disposal is charged at a cost of $0.35 per pound. 

WHEN: Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Thursdays 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: 3001 Railroad St, Pittsburgh PA 15201

Accepted Materials

  • All Computer Monitors (flat screen & CRT)
  • Televisions (all types, including console)
  • Printers
  • Home Phones & Cell Phones
  • Mice & Keyboards
  • Servers, Routers & Modems
  • DVD Players, VCRs & Stereos
  • Copiers & Scanners
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Electronic Cables
  • Freon Appliances including air conditioners and dehumidifiers
  • VHS, DVDs, Cassette tapes
  • Batteries including alkaline, nicad, and lead acid
  • CPU (towers) & Laptops* accepted at no cost*

As of this time, the City is NOT accepting household hazardous waste (HHW), pharmaceuticals or tires at these collections. HHW will be collected once monthly starting in June 2022.  

If you have questions about any materials listed above, or not listed above, please email recyclepgh@prc.org or give us a call at 412-489-9299.

Procedures:

  • Please arrive on site at your allotted time.
  • Place materials to be recycled in trunk or truck bed if able
  • Payment is accepted via cash, check, debit, or credit card

 

Why must I recycle my Electronic Waste?
Due to the passing of the Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) in 2010 it banned televisions, computers, and other electronic devices from being placed at the curb and sent to landfill. The Pennsylvania state law was imposed by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Covered Devices Recycling Act (CDRA)
For more information about CDRA Pa Act 108 or for a more comprehensive list of recyclers, please visit the Department of Environmental Protection’s CDRA Program Page.

Statewide Household Hazardous Waste Information
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are those waste produced in our households that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste, under federal and state laws. Click here to learn more.  

Do not place the following items out with your normal trash or recycling for curbside pick-up:

  • TVs
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • CFL Lightbulbs
  • All Peripherals - Keyboards, Mice, External Drives and anything plugged into a computer
  • Household Hazardous materials such as propane tanks, liquid paint, pesticides, corrosives, aerosols, oil or antifreeze.

For additional Electronic and Household Waste and Recycling Resources.