Electronics Recycling

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The Covered Devices Recycling Act (CDRA) of 2010 was passed to initiate a disposal ban on covered devices, wherein no person may dispose of a covered device or any of its components with their municipal waste. Effective January 24, 2013, covered devices (televisions, computers, computer monitors, and computer peripherals) have been banned from landfill disposal. 

What's covered under the Covered Devices Recycling Act of 2010 (CDRA)?
The CDRA actually only mandates the recycling of certain categories of e-scrap: computers, peripherals, monitors (anything directly connected to a computer system), and televisions as follows:

  • CPUs/Towers
  • Laptops
  • Computer monitors—CRT and LED/LCD
  • Peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers)
  • Printers
  • Copiers (desktop and stand-alone)
  • TVs—all types and sizes

 

West Chester Borough residents may bring their electronics to the Public Works Department, 205 Lacey St., for proper disposal and recycling. There is a fee of $15 per item and $25 for all televisions larger than 32".