Pittsburgh Launches New Electronics, Hazardous Waste Recycling Program

You can schedule your chance to dispose of your used electronics.

The City of Pittsburgh has set up a program to make it easier for you to recycle your electronics and hazardous household waste.

Twice a week, Pittsburgh residents will be able to drop off their waste at a site in the Strip District. The drop off location is at the Bureau of Environmental Services at 3001 Railroad Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

The site is open Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are two important things for residents to keep in mind. First, all drop offs must be done by appointment. The city says online registration preferred at www.ecsr.net/pittsburgh-recycling/ . You can also call ahead to reserve a slot by calling 866.815.0016, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

The second thing to remember is there is a cost involved in the recycling. The cost is by the pound. For example, a computer monitor or television costs $0.40 per pound, while chlorine products cost $0.84 per pound.

You can click here to see the full price list .

City of Pittsburgh recycling supervisor Teresa Bradley told KDKA Radio that this service is highly subsidized by the city, and that these prices are below market rate .

A 2010 Pennsylvania law bans televisions, computers and other electronic devices from being placed at the curb and sent to landfill.

Bradley says the city also plans to roll out a program this fall, where you will be able to schedule home pickups of your electronic devices and hazardous waste.

Sparkt has covered other recycling initiatives and proposals in Pittsburgh, including:

Image courtesy City of Pittsburgh.

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