BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Luzerne County is sponsoring two e-cycling collections starting this Saturday.
Old televisions, computers, even classic rotary phones do not have to sit piled up in your home any longer.
Luzerne County residents can go green and recycle them, all for free.
“A lot more of the products that come out, televisions and computers, as long as we`re collecting them, they`ve made them smaller. They`ve made them faster,” said Beth DeNardi, Luzerne County recycling coordinator.
“This collection offers people the opportunity when they do update, to take what they`re not using anymore and recycle it,” DeNardi added.
Electronics are already lined up at the Butler Township fire hall, ready for the first of two collections in the county.
Items can be dropped off this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire hall.
On Saturday, August 11, old electronics can also be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hanover Area Junior/Senior high school.
“I`m glad we have a place for people to take it. It`s certainly much more environmentally safe than finding it on the side of the road,” said DeNardi.
This is the tenth year for the e-cycling events sponsored by the Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department, the state Department of Environmental Protection and Eco International.
So far, more than 3.6 million pounds of electronics have been collected and recycled into new items.
Officials said it is a win-win situation.
“Number one, you`re creating a job for someone. Someone needs to collect it, someone needs to take it apart. Someone is also going to recycle it. There`s three areas right there. You`re generating revenue for the ones that are recycling it. You`re keeping it out of the landfills, which is always a good thing,” added DeNardi.
Click here for a list of what you can and cannot bring to the e-cycling events in Luzerne County.