By Law, Some Electronics MUST Be Recycled
Some electronics cannot be disposed of in the trash due to the toxic metals they contain. The Covered Device Recycling Act makes computer recycling and TV recycling mandatory in Pennsylvania, including:
- Computer Monitors
- Computer Peripherals (Keyboard, Mouse, Printer, etc.)
Where Can York County Residents Recycle Electronics?
Electronics recycling is free for residents at the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC). Please bring help with you to unload heavy items, if needed.
Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – Noon
When electronics are delivered to our recycling site, an outside contractor takes the items and disassembles them to harvest valuable and useable parts. Any parts that can’t be recycled or reused are properly managed by the contractor in accordance with state regulations.
There is no tipping fee for loads consisting solely of electronics. If delivering other wastes in addition to electronics, the entire load will be subject to the YCRRC tipping fee.
- Audio/Video Devices
CD/DVD/VHS/Blu-Ray players, projectors, MP3 players, amplifiers, receivers, stereos, video game consoles, etc.
- Computer Monitors
- Computer Peripherals
Keyboards, mice, etc.
- Communication Devices
Cell phones, telephones, answering machines, pagers, etc.
- Electronic Device Hardware
Circuit boards, hard drives, processors, power suppliers, converters, etc.
- Food Prep Devices
Microwaves, coffeemakers, mixers, blenders, toasters, etc.
- Grooming/Styling Devices
Clothing irons, curling/straightening irons, hairdryers, sewing machines, etc.
- Healthcare Devices
Blood pressure monitors, CPAP machines w/o mask, TENS units, etc.
- Networking Devices
Modems, routers, servers, switches, hubs, etc.
- Power Tools
Drills, sanders, saws, etc. that are powered using an electrical cord
- Printing Devices
Printers, copiers/scanners, fax machines, typewriters, word processors, etc.
Limit of 5 per resident per visit
- Wires & Cables Used to Operate Electronic Devices
Items Not Accepted
- Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Freezers, Refrigerators & Other Devices Containing Refrigerants
- Electric Motors
- Lava Lamps & Other Devices Containing Liquids
- Oil Radiant Heaters/Lamps
- Smoke Detectors
Where Can York County Businesses Recycle Electronics?
York County businesses, schools, and other organizations must contact electronics recycling vendors directly. Nationwide companies that recycle nonresidential electronics include:
(4315 Run Way, York, PA 17406)