November 10, 2009 |

Hard to Recyle event comes to the Mall at Robinson Nov. 21

The Allegheny County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Resources Council are sponsoring a drop-off collection event for electronic waste and other hard-to-recycle items on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 pm., in the parking lot at the Mall at Robinson.

The following items will be accepted for a nominal fee:

Tire with no rim, $2; TV 19" and under, $10; TV 20"-29", $20; TV 30"-39", $25; TV 40" or greater or console TV, $35; CPU, laptop or server, $5; monitor, $10; combination personal computer/monitor/keyboard, $15; printer/scanner/fax/small ups, $5; VHS/DVD/phone/router, $2.

No fees will be charged for cell phones, ink and toner cartridges, compact fluorescent light bulbs, alkaline batteries, crutches, canes and walkers.

Health officials assure that the electronic waste will be refurbished or recycled in a way that protects public health and the environment from exposure to toxic chemicals.

For more information or to volunteer for the collection event, call the Pennsylvania Resources Council at 412-488-7490, ext. 236.

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