Don’t Forget To Recycle Electronic Devices

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Executive Director Donna Cooper reminded county residents they can continue recycling efforts through the holiday season.


“We can still do our part to recycle while we’re opening Christmas presents,” Cooper said. “Wrapping paper, cardboard boxes can all be recycled. It doesn’t take much to separate those items from others that must be placed into the garbage, such as ribbons, bows and packing materials.”

Also, for those getting new electronic devices as gifts, they need to be aware of a state law, enacted in 2013, that prohibits placing covered electronic devices in the garbage.

Televisions, cell phones, desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors and other peripherals, such as hard drives, keyboard, printer, scanner and mouse, must be recycled.

For flat-screen TVs, Staples stores accepts sizes up to 40 inches. BMP Systems in DuBois accepts any size flat screen TVs.

The only area location to dispose of older-style TVs is at the Elk County Recycling Center.

Goodwill in Falls Creek accepts most electronic devices, but not TVs.

For a complete list of what can be recycled and where, go to the Solid Waste Authority’s website at or call Cooper at 328-5361.

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