On January 24, 2013, a disposal ban on computers and electronics went into effect in Pennsylvania. This includes desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals such as printers, external drives, fax machines, etc. and televisions. Computers and any of their components cannot be put into the trash or put out with recyclables for curbside pickup. These devices and their components must be properly recycled and may not be taken to landfills or other solid waste disposal facilities.
Residents may not dispose of their computers and electronics with municipal waste collection. Computers and electronics must be taken to an electronics collection location for proper recycling, such as the Bucks County Electronic Waste Collection Program that occurs at various times and locations throughout the County or to a County approved drop-off location. Electronics can also be taken to a Pennsylvania DEP permitted electronics recycling facility.
Businesses may not dispose of their computers and electronics with municipal waste collection. For businesses, computers and electronisc must be taken to an electronics recycling facility. The recycling facility does not need to be certified, but if the facility is located in Pennsylvania, it must have a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection general permit number WMGR081.
A list of local electronic recycling locations is available by clicking the link below. The list is in no particluar order and includes Permitted recyclers and a County approved drop-off location.