Consumer Electronics Recycling

Cumberland County was one of the first governmental agencies in Pennsylvania to offer a consumer electronics recycling program. The program, which began in 2001, consisted of drop-off events where residents could bring their consumer electronics for recycling. The historical results of that program are presented below.
Pennsylvania passed the Covered Device Recycling Act (Act 108) in 2010, which required manufacturers to provide recycling programs for desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and televisions sold to consumers in Pennsylvania beginning in January 2012. Act 108 also states that, beginning January 24, 2013, desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, televisions, and any components of such devices may no longer be disposed in Pennsylvania with municipal waste. All of these devices are required to be properly recycled.
Consumers Recycling Electronics
In light of Act 108, Cumberland County discontinued its consumer electronics recycling program beginning in 2010.  Unfortunately, Act 108 has not resulted in the robust electronics recycling opportunities intended by its supporters.  Cumberland County has thus made a decision to revive its consumer electronics recycling program.  For 2015, a drop-off event is scheduled for October 24th.

Please visit our Specialized Items web page for other consumer electronics recycling opportunities, including several local recycling outlets.

Consumer Electronics Recycling Program Historical Data
Number of Vehicles
Tons Collected
2001 1150 79.76
2002 760 49.63
2003 976 58.34
2004 1678 105.83
2005 1865 116.84
2006 1506 112.01
2008 1283 84.37
2009 1416 86.58
10,634 693.36