Lackawanna County Offers Free Electronics Recycling

clip_image001Area residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronic devices for free during a two-week period in mid-June through a program outlined by the Lackawanna County Commissioners and representatives from several participating communities.

The program will be in effect from June 12-26, with one television and one computer monitor/accessory per household being accepted.

“This is a very important service/program for our residents.  It is a great opportunity to discard electronic devices at no cost while also protecting our environment,” explained Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.  “We encourage everyone to participate so as to not litter our roadsides and common areas with televisions and computer hardware.”

“Aside from encouraging everyone to take the initiative to clean-out their of homes broken or unused electronics, we are also working to be a clean and green society,” said Commissioner Jerry Notarianni.  “Maintaining our County’s landscape and avoiding unsightly blight are important elements when marketing our area to investors and providing a positive view of our communities to out-of-town visitors.”

“This is a true intergovernmental partnership.  It is a great example of cooperation between the County, the Solid Waste Advisory Committee and our municipalities who are partnering with us on this venture,” noted Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

The municipalities participating in the program will be implementing special policies for the drop-off and /or pick-up of the items.  They will be responsible for alerting their residents on whether to either place the items curbside or bring them to their respective DPW facilities.

The majority of Lackawanna County’s municipalities are on-board with the program.

The electronics recycling program is being underwritten by Lackawanna County and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

 

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