A New End for Electronics

By Brandi Bailey

January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 11:21 PM EST

Montrose, PA (WBNG Binghamton) The State of Pennsylvania and the Department of Environmental Protection enacted a new recycling law to help keep electronics out of landfills, and put them in the hands of the right people.

It's called the Disposal Ban, and it's part of the Covered Device Recycling Act, which was enacted in 2010.

The ban prevents people from putting their electronics out with the weekly trash pick-up.

Currently, recyclers are required to bring their electronics to recycling centers to get rid of items like televisions, computers, laptops and monitors.

"Since we don't have to charge a fee, since that started in Jan. of 2012, last year we recycled 30 tons of electronics as opposed to 2011 when we about 17 tons," said Recycling Coordinator Jen Hibbard.

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center works closely with Eco International in Vestal, a company that's fully certified by the Department of Environmental Protection to wipe personal information from all electronics.

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center accepts old electronics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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