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Monroe County Launches Electronics Recycling Program in May | Herald of Stroudsburg

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By Maria Montecristo

Photo by Municipal Waste Auth.

If you have old and unwanted electronics that you need to get rid of, below are the following event dates for municipal electronic collection. This program is only available to residents of Monroe County and requires proof of residency. No fees or appointments are required. You can also bring your electronics to the Blakeslee facility at any time during opening hours. If you have any questions, please contact the municipality concerned directly.

Here are some reasons to donate or recycle electronics, according to the EPA’s website. Electronics are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, and require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling consumer electronics protects our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the production of virgin goods.

For example:

  • Recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent of the electricity used by more than 3,500 US homes in one year.
  • For every million cell phones we recycle, 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.

Before donating or recycling your used electronic devices

  • For your computer or laptop, consider upgrading hardware or software instead of buying a brand new product.
  • Delete all personal information from your electronic devices.
  • Remove all batteries from your electronic devices, they may need to be recycled separately.”

Here are the accepted articles

  • Computer peripherals, i.e. PCs, laptops, etc.
  • Monitors, i.e. CRT/LCD, Security, etc.
  • Televisions, i.e. CRT, flat screen (LCD, plasma, LED), console, projection, etc. They do not accept CRTs or TVs that are broken or disassembled from the outside.
  • Networking devices i.e. servers, routers, switches, hubs, arrays, etc.
  • Printing devices, i.e. printers, scanners, etc.
  • Power supplies, i.e. UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), etc.
  • Peripherals and all items used in the operation of these devices, i.e. keyboards, mice, speakers, pointing devices, etc.
  • Wire/wiring – i.e. all cables, wires and power cords used in the operation of these devices
  • Hardware – all parts that are or were once part of these devices, i.e. circuit boards, hard drives, RAM, processors, power supplies, optical/floppy drives, etc.

Unacceptable Items

  • Audio/video devices, i.e. CD/DVD/VHS/Blue-Ray, MP3, projectors, stereos, video game consoles, speakers, receivers (audio, cable and satellite), recorders, converters , etc.
  • Communication devices, i.e. PDAs, telephones, pagers, answering machines, etc.
  • Surge Protectors
  • Household appliances, i.e. lamps, microwaves, coffee makers, blenders, blenders, hair dryers and other small household appliances
  • Laboratory/test/measurement devices, i.e. meters, oscilloscopes, analyzers, testers, etc.
  • Cartridges i.e. inkjet, toner, fuser, etc.
  • Telecommunications devices, i.e. radios, telecommunications equipment, etc.
  • Batteries (see our battery disposal program for more information)
  • Fire alarms
  • Gas-powered equipment
  • Fax machines
  • lawn equipment
  • Copiers, duplicators, plotters, etc.
  • Typewriters

Where to donate or recycle

Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority

183, boul. commercial
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania 18610

Call: 570.643.6100

The Waste Authority

1114 military road. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

05/14/2022, 06/25/2022, 09/17/2022 and 10/22/2022

(570) 643-6100

Barrett Township

194 Route 390 Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326

05/07/2022, 06/04/2022, 07/09/2022, 08/06/2022, 9/10/2022 and 10/01/2022

(570) 595-2602

Township of Coolbaugh

549 Laurel Dr. Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania 18466

06/03/2022 – 06/04/2022, 08/05/2022 – 08/06/2022 and 10/07/2022 – 10/08/2022

(570) 894-8490

Township of Eldred

490 Kunkletown Road. Kunkletown, PA 18058

02/05/2022 – 23/09/2022

(610) 381-4252

Township of Hamilton

229 Fenner Ave Sciota, PA 18354

04/05/2022 – 07/05/2022 and 22/09/2022 – 24/09/2022

(570) 992-7020

Township of Jackson

2162 Route 715 – located behind the township building off Reeders Run Rd. at the maintenance building

05/18/2022 – 05/21/2022

(570) 629-0153

Middle Smithfield

147 Municipal Drive East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 or

792 Dancing Ridge Road East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18302

Dates: 28/04-30/04 or 14/10 – 15/10 – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

570-223-8920 ext. 142

Paradise Township

5912 Paradise Valley Rd. Cresco, PA 18326

05/05/2022 – 05/07/2022 and 10/06/2022 – 10/08/2022

(570) 595-9880

Township of Ross

258 Anchorage Rd. Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania 18353

04/22/2022 – 04/23/2022

(570) 992-4990

Township of Smithfield

1155 Red Fox Road. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

05/11/2022 – 05/15/2022

(570) 223-5082

Township of Stroud

134 Gaunt Road. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

04/27/2022 – 04/30/2022

(570) 421-3362

Tunkhannock Township

1557 Long Pond Road. Long Pond, Pennsylvania 18334

05/13/2022 – 05/16/2022

(570) 646-3008