E-Waste Collection Part of Central PA Green

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - On this Earth Day, there is a renewed interest in protecting the environment.  The first WTAJ Central P-A Green shredding event of the year is coming up on Wednesday and this year it will include a collection of outdated electronics.  This move into e-waste recycling for Central P-A Green follows a change in state law that makes recycling of old electronics mandatory for everybody involved.

Regional Collections points for unused electronic equipment continue to get a lot of use. The centers draw public interest and participation because of the state law that went into effect earlier this year and required licensed trash haulers to stop picking up electronics as part of their regular trash collections.
That move has plenty of people looking for ways to responsibly recycle their old and unwanted electronics.  Members of the Eco Action Club of Penn State Altoona collected a   large truck load of e-waste over the weekend as part of an Earth Day observance.
People behind these e-waste collection programs say the proper recycling of the equipment does make a difference because it eliminates a number of potential environmental problems.  Under State regulations, any certified e-waste collector has to accept the old electronics free of charge.
Based on the experience at the Burgmeier's E-waste recycling center on Sixth Avenue, public participation in the programs will continue to grow. While there are a number of County operated e-waste recycling centers in operation, their locations and hours are not always convenient.  That why   part of the Central P-A Green Programs this year will be E-waste collections along with the well attended   shredding events.
The program for this year kicks off this Wednesday, April 24,   at the Wolf Furniture Location on Plank Road near Altoona. Materials to be shredded along with home electronics to be recycled will be collected free of charge from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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