2012-04-20


Fitzgerald Announces E-Waste Collection Event on Sat., April 21, in South Park

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced an e-waste collection event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at South Park’s VIP Parking Lot located at the intersection of Corrigan Drive and 100 Acre Drive in Bethel Park.

“Allegheny County is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, Colcom Foundation, Heinz Endowments and other organizations to host this e-waste collection event on Saturday in South Park,” said Fitzgerald. “I encourage residents to bring their old televisions, computers, cell phones and other electronic waste and have it properly recycled instead of throwing it away.”

Items that will be collected at no charge on Saturday include: televisions; monitors; CPU towers; laptops; mice; keyboards; uninterruptible power supplies; servers; routers; web cameras; hubs; external drives; VCRs; DVD players; stereos; cable boxes; DVRs; large speakers; paper shredders; small appliances (toasters, microwaves, etc.); compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs); cell phones; telephones; modems; and ink and toner cartridges.

Items that will be collected for a fee on Saturday include: batteries at $1/pound.; media, floppy disks, DVDs and CDs at $3/pound; VHS and cassette tapes at $3/pound; fluorescent tubes at $0.25/foot; and small freon-containing appliances (window AC units, dehumidifiers, etc.) at $10 each; For other specialty bulbs, call 412-488-7490 ext. 236 for prices. A certificate of document destruction will be available for $10.

For questions, directions and a detailed list of fees, call 412-488-7490 ext. 236 or visit World Wide Web Icon Zero Waste Pittsburgh.

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