Our state legislators passed Act 108 of 2010 (Covered Device Recovery Act or CDRA). This legislation restricts Delaware, Chester, Bucks and Montgomery Counties from accepting electronic waste at separate events or, as in the past, along with one of our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Along with not collecting E-Waste, this act also placed a landfill ban on cathoray tubes most commonly found in TVs and computer monitors. Consequently, simply throwing them out in the trash is also no longer an option.
While Act 108 was passed in 2010, the effects on Delaware County’s ability to collect this waste did not take effect until 2014. It is now up to your municipality to come up with a plan with regard to the disposal of this waste. As a result, listed below are some suggestions.
Contact your municipality as some will accept electronic waste curbside on your regularly scheduled trash day or along with their regularly scheduled bulk trash days. (Some fees may apply; however, municipalities that do charge routinely are only recovering the fees they incur to recycle your TV or monitor.)
Your municipality may be hosting an E-Waste Collection Event (many are). If they have not set a date, ask to be placed on a call list so you can be notified when a date has been secured or inquire as to what options are available to you.
Items such as DVD, VHS & CD players; vacuums; ipods; and cell phones are accepted at any Best Buy. Unfortunately, TVs and monitors are no longer accepted.