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DO recycle all empty plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

DO keep foods and liquids out of recycling.

DO keep plastic bags out of recycling.


DON’T bag your recyclables – plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery.

DON’T include food-soiled items - they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.

DON’T add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics – they can cause injury to our workers. 

DON’T toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires – they can shut down an entire recycling center!

include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris.


The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA

Please be advised that effective January 24, 2013, landfills in Pennsylvania will no longer be allowed to accept certain “covered” electronic devices.  A new state law – Act 108 of 2010 – known as The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) defines these electronics to include desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, and televisions. The CDRA requires that these devices be recycled.




NO – Televisions & Computer Monitors

NO – Computers

NO – Printers & Other Computer Peripheral Devices

NO – Components of Any of the Above Listed Devices


The Lackawanna County Recycling Center at 3400 Boulevard Avenue in Scranton will accept electronics for a fee.  , please phone the recycling center @963-6868 with any questions