CONTACT: Jen Cristofoletti FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
717-845-1066 August 11, 2011
You’ve Mastered Recycling…
Now Take the “E-cycle Challenge” on August 20
If your house has become a haven for outdated electronics, here’s your chance to do some cleaning. The York County Solid Waste Authority conducts a free electronics recycling program the third Saturday of every month at its Yard Waste Transfer Facility located off of Flour Mill Road in Manchester Township. This month’s program will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 9AM to 1PM.
All York County residents, businesses and non-profit entities are eligible to participate in this program. In addition, residents, businesses and non-profit entities who are located in a municipality that has contractually agreed to deliver waste only to the York County Resource Recovery Center may also participate. Those municipalities include Swatara Township, Highspire Borough, and McSherrystown Borough. In addition to the Authority’s main collection site on Flour Mill Road, York County municipalities have been invited to conduct satellite programs in conjunction with the Authority’s program. Residents should call their municipal offices for specific dates, times and locations of these satellite programs. Current municipalities that are participating include: Fairview Township, Hopewell Township, Lower Windsor Township, Penn Township, Red Lion Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Warrington Township, Windsor Township and York Township.
Please DO NOT bring electric equipment (such as toasters, hair dryers, wall clocks, or electric razors), OR construction demolition, furniture, appliances, white goods or household hazardous waste. There is no fee to participate in the program. The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees (cost for disposal of waste) collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Residents, businesses and non-profit entities may bring up to three of each type of electronic equipment accepted (i.e.: three computers, and three printers, and three cassette players, etc.). Examples of electronic equipment accepted in this program include answering machines, compact disc players, fax machines, computer hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, microwave ovens, pagers, personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouse, and peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, and VCR’s. Residents are responsible for removal of any personal data contained on electronic devices and computer hard drives.
The Authority has hired Eco International to manage the materials collected during this event. Eco International harvests useable parts (circuit boards, power supplies, wood, plastic, and CRT glass); valuable metals (gold, copper, steel, aluminum); and potentially harmful components (lead, mercury and cadmium) and recycle them. Virtually all but one percent of the materials are recycled into new products. For more information, visit the Authority’s web page at: www.ycswa.com.
The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township; and owns and operates an Education Center, a Yard Waste Transfer Facility and a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center. The Authority also owns the now-closed York County Sanitary Landfill, a portion of which has been “recycled” into a recreation complex operated by Hopewell Township through an agreement with the Authority.
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