WAYNESBORO–The Borough of Waynesboro and Waste Management (WM), will host an eCycling event in Waynesboro, that offers residents an opportunity to give life to their old residential electronic equipment in an environmentally sound manner that is convenient and secure.
This one-day event will be located at the Waynesboro Maintenance Center located at the corner of 9th Street & Clayton Avenue Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon where citizens can easily dispose of and recycle their household electronic devices.
Electronics are recyclable and valuable, and there are more than 5 million tons sitting in basements, closets and drawers across the country, with 2 million new tons added to the waste stream each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is the fastest growing segment of the nation’s waste stream. By recycling old electronic products, useful materials such as glass, plastic and metal can be re-used in the manufacture of other products.
The State of Pennsylvania passed a law in 2010 that does not allow consumers or businesses to dispose of covered electronic devices in their trash. This event provides Waynesboro residents with a convenient way to comply with the law while playing a part in helping the environment and contributing to a more sustainable future. It is a great example of how residents can show leadership and take responsibility in helping to protect Pennsylvania’s environment.
Residents of the Borough of Waynesboro are encouraged to drop off and recycle their electronics. To make recycling of electronic products easy and convenient at the eCycling drop-off location, residents will not even need to get out of their vehicles. The eCycling crew members will collect all acceptable electronic products from trunks or pickup beds. Products not acceptable for eCycling will be left in the vehicles. Residents may drop off two electronic items per household.
Waste Management Inc., the largest waste services and residential recycling company in North America. WM Recycle America is R2/RIOS Certified ® and maintains the highest standards for proper recycling of electronic wastes for quality, environment, health and safety and data security during the electronics recycling process
Acceptable items for the eCycling events are:
Computers – CPUs
Home and office phones
Unacceptable items for the eCycling events are:
Smoke alarms and detectors
Fire alarms and detectors
Large appliances (refrigerators, etc.)
Non-decontaminated medical equipment
Any unit with sludge or liquids