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Federal and State Officials Encourage Environmentally Friendly Computer Recycling

Release Date: 2/22/2002
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, (215) 814-5543

Bonnie Smith, (215) 814-5543

PHILADELPHIA – Chester County residents and businesses can recycle computers and other electronic equipment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, at the Lanchester Landfill on Route 322 in Narvon, Pa.

“This event provides an environmentally friendly, cost-effective method for disposing of obsolete electronics equipment that might otherwise end up in a landfill. his event will recycle computers, televisions, radios, VCRs, microwaves, fax machines and telephones,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

Welsh is participating in the Chester County electronics recycling day along with David Hess, secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. The event is hosted by the Chester Country Solid Waste Authority.

Counties and municipalities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia have undertaken a pilot eCycling project for residents to recycle surplus electronics equipment. These events are a part of a multi-state partnership between EPA, state environmental agencies and the electronics industry called eCycling. Since the program began more than 400 tons of electronic equipment has been recycled.

For more information contact your local state environmental agency for the collection location nearest you. In Pennsylvania, contact the: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land Recycling and Waste Management at 717-787-7382. Or search Pa DEP’s website and under ‘electronic recycling’ or EPA’s website at