Upcoming Electronics Recycling Event at Freeport Middle School
People can throw away their old computers, cell phones, and game consoles during an e-waste drive at Freeport Middle School.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 19.
Hosted by Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) and the Pennsylvania Resource Council, the recycling initiative was identified as a priority in the 10-year update to the Buffalo Creek Watershed Conservation Plan, completed by ASWP in 2019.
Registration is required at prc.org/ButlerArmstrongCollections or by calling 412-488-7490, ext. 3.
“This event is part of ASWP’s work to help support healthy habitat and environmental stewardship,” said Sarah Koenig of Audubon.
Helping keep forests, hills and streams clean is at the heart of their mission, she said.
More than 160 people have already registered.
There will be a charge for throwing away televisions, computer monitors and printers. Costs range from $ 2 for fluorescent tubes to $ 40 for console televisions.
Cell phones, computer towers and other equipment such as keyboards and laptops can be dropped off free of charge.
Batteries, VHS tapes and DVDs will not be accepted.
The e-waste event will be followed on July 24 by a household hazardous waste collection, also at Freeport Middle School.
There people can get rid of paint, gas, oil and fire extinguishers, among others.
Both collections are open to the public.
PRC Acting Director General Sarah Alessio Shea said people are advised to wear face coverings and stay in their vehicles while items are unloaded.
Electronic devices to be deposited must be stacked in the trunk or body of the truck.