Pittsburgh Launches New Electronics, Hazardous Waste Recycling Program
You can schedule your chance to dispose of your used electronics.
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.
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:
- New, bright green recycling bins to encourage recycling of glass .
- Mayor Peduto's proposal to spend $500,000 on improved recycling containers for city residents .
Image courtesy City of Pittsburgh.