New electronics recycling law becomes effective Thursday

LEWISTOWN – A new state law prevents Pennsylvanians from throwing out electronics such as computers or televisions with their regular household trash.

The law takes effect Thursday and manufacturers are required to set up methods to recycle the material at no cost to consumers.

The Borough of Lewistown said devices such as televisions, computers, monitors and telephones will not be picked up curbside and need to be brought to the Borough Warehouse at 207 Washington Ave. so they can be properly recycled.

Residents of Mifflin County can also bring electronics to recycle to the Skills of Central Pennsylvania Center at 31 Industrial Park Road, Lewistown.

There is no fee for the service and borough refuse tags are not required on the items.

In Juniata County, electronics can be recycled at the Skills of Central Pennsylvania Center located at 5805 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown.

Those with questions can contact the Borough Warehouse in Lewistown at 248-4206 or visit the Department of Environmental Protection’s website.