If you are one of the millions of people who found electronics items under your tree this Christmas, you are reminded that you should not just throw out the old devices. In most cases, that procedure is now against state law.
This was the first Christmas season since Pennsylvania’s electronics recycling law took effect. John Poister, a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, tells Radio PA News that basically, if an item has a circuit board, it must be recycled. That would include televisions, printers, radios, computers and even your computer mouse.
If they are still useful, you can donate them to a charitable organization, If not, call the Recycling Hotline for free collection sites. That number is 1 – 800 – 346 – 4242.