Perkasie Borough Route Crews do not collect televisions and computer equipment for disposal in the waste stream. Computer equipment includes laptops, monitors, CPU’s, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, speakers, cables and battery backups. These items, if placed at the curb, will be left at the curb.
Recycling Your Electronics
Perkasie business “PC Repair & Recycling” will be hosting an event to celebrate Earth Day. Please bring your electronics to the lot across from Menlo on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 – 2:00 pm.
The Bucks County Planning Commission publishes information about Hazardous Waste Collections in Bucks County. Please click the link for dates and locations.
This link HERE also has Hazardous Waste Collection Information in PDF.
PA Covered Device Recycling Act
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act was enacted in 2010 and requires consumers to keep covered devices, such as computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions, out of the trash.
The law also requires manufacturers of “covered devices” to provide for the collection, transportation and recycling of these devices, equal to the manufacturer’s market share, by establishing one-day events, permanent collection programs or mail-in programs. Manufacturers register annually with the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection and must be R2 or E-Stewards Certified.
Items Eligible to Be Collected Under Program:
Covered devices – a covered computer device and covered television marketed and intended for use by a consumer. A covered computer device is a computer (desktop, laptop), computer monitor, and computer peripheral (printer, keyboard, mouse, or any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input or output into or from a computer). A covered television is a television with screen size greater than 4 inches measured diagonally.