Where to recycle electronics?

By Martha Swanson

I recently found myself in the possession of a television that refuses to stay on longer than 10 minutes, which is pretty obnoxious when trying to watch my favorite shows. So the Bartleby-like television moved from its home on the entertainment center to under my dining room table, where it has been sitting for the last month or so.  I figured this would be a good out-of-the-way spot for the time being, but once I stubbed my toe a few times, I knew it had to go. But where does one recycle electronics?

My trusty Bing search led me to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority’s website (http://www.lcswma.org/lcswma_recycling_centers.html), which was quite helpful! You can search any item and the site provides locations of where those items can be recycled. LCSWMA accepts a lot of household materials for recycling including household electronics, car batteries, oil-based paint, propane tanks, old chemistry sets, and the list goes on. Go through your garage, basement, kitchen, and anywhere else for those items taking up valuable space that could be recycled!

LCSWMA is located at 1299 Harrisburg Pike and is open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm and on Saturdays from 8am-12pm. Just a friendly reminder, the services offered by LCSWMA are for Lancaster County residents only. Happy ‘hazardous waste’ recycling!