Contact Information 

District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Everett Encourages Recycling of Electronic Devices
1/30/2013
HARRISBURG – A new law went into effect this month prohibiting the disposal of electronic devices along with trash and, because of that, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) encourages residents to take advantage of recycling efforts under way in the region.

“Recycling electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, monitors, televisions and tablets, can yield metals that can be reused, and even bring an economic benefit,” said Everett. “This is part of an overall effort to improve the environment through reducing the amount of waste going into landfills.”

Everett said the new law called the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act prohibits consumers and businesses from disposing electronic devices in the trash and haulers from taking them unless there is a municipal program that allows for curbside recycling. Those devices must, by law, be taken to an electronics recycler.

There are three locations prepared and equipped to handle electronic recycling in the region: 

  • Lycoming County Landfill, 447 Alexander Drive in Montgomery.
  • Transfer Station, 1475 W. Third St., Williamsport.
  • Keystone State Auctioneers, 1215 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport.

Everett said there is another section of the law that pertains to device manufacturers.

“This new law requires that manufacturers of the devices must register them with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and establish one-day events, permanent collection programs and mail-back programs for consumers,” said Everett. “There is also a requirement that this be provided at no cost to the consumer.”

In addition, device manufacturers must register their device brands with DEP and attach brand labels to those devices. Retailers who sell these devices may only sell those with the manufacturer brand that is registered with DEP.

For more information on recycling and a list of registered manufacturers, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: “Electronic Recycling.”

Representative Garth D. Everett
84th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Raymond Smith
717.705.1834
rsmith@pahousegop.com
www.RepEverett.com

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