The York County Solid Waste Authority will launch a Residential Electronics Recycling|
Program in York County beginning in early April, 2016. The exact start date will be announced
soon. The program is free and open to York County residents ONLY and will now be conducted
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every week at the
Authority’s Yard Waste Site located off of Flour Mill Road in Manchester Township. Saturday
events will no longer be conducted at the Yard Waste Site. The multiple days and additional
hours will provide residents with greater opportunity, flexibility and efficiency in recycling
The Authority’s new e-scrap management contract is with electronics recycling vendor
ECOvanta and extends only to December 31, 2016. The Authority is pursuing program
alternatives for 2017.
Act 108 bans both the disposal and collection of certain electronic “covered devices”.
Electronics currently banned from hauler collection and disposal in PA waste disposal facilities
include: televisions, desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors and computer
peripherals (anything that connects to a computer such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, etc.).
Material accepted in the program includes these electronic “covered devices” as well as other electronic recyclables including cell phones, vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks, irons and coffee makers or anything with a plug that does not contain Freons. Examples of Freoncontaining items include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
Act 108, the Covered Device Recycling Act, applies only to residential sources of
electronic devices specified in the Act. As such, Original Equipment Manufacturers providing
recycling capacity to electronics recycling vendors will not accept electronics from nonresidential
sources. York County organizations, schools and businesses that wish to recycle
electronic devices may contact electronics recycling vendors directly. A list of recycling vendors
is also located on our website at: www.ycswa.com.
The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated
system that emphasizes waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority
is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township. The
Resource Recovery Center manages York County’s household and commercial waste, as well as
some manufacturing waste.