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Allentown residents can recycle their old electronics for free

Published On: Jan 03 2013 07:07:27 AM EST

The City of Allentown is offering residents a chance to recycle their old electronics on three upcoming Saturdays.

A new state law bans computers, TVs and other electronics from being sent to landfills.

City residents can recycle these items on January 5 and 19 and February 2 from 1-3 p.m. at the yard waste site located at Fish Hatchery Road and Oxford Drive.


The same law that bans these items from landfills also requires manufacturers who sell them in Pennsylvania to pay to recycle them.

The city will accept computers, keyboards, monitors, electronics, printers, scanners, laptops and televisions for recycling and residents can use a drive-through service.

The items will be sent to Com-Cycle, a subsidiary of AERC, one of the nation's leading recycling companies that operates two recycling facilities in Allentown.

Com-Cycle offers secure data destruction of electronic data drives.

Future collection events will be announced at a later date.

For more information, call the city's Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit