Electronic and Hazardous Waste Recycling Program Begins in the Strip District
Starting July 24, for the first time since TVs and computers were banned from Pennsylvania landfills in 2010, the City of Pittsburgh will subsidize a twice-weekly option for electronics and household hazardous waste recycling at a drop-off site in the Strip District.
The City’s Bureau of Environmental Services will host a contracted vendor, Environmental Coordination Services and Recycling (ECS&R), to accept materials at their 3001 Railroad Street facility Wednesdays from 3-8pm and Sundays from 9am-5pm.
Schedule a ten minute drop-off time at ecsr.net/pittsburgh-recycling/ or by calling 814-425-7773
E-waste and hazardous waste must be recycled in ways that comply with state and federal laws. The cost to recycle most TVs and computers will be 40 cents per pound, so the fee for recycling a 50 pound TV will be around $20. The full list of items and fees associated is posted at ecsr.net/Pittsburgh-Recycling
Services will expand early this fall to include pick-up options for an additional fee, as well as neighborhood events.
Both checks and credit cards accepted for payment (3% card processing fee will be applied).