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Waste authority moving site of electronics recycling

David Weissman
717-505-5431/@DispatchDavid
  • York County Solid Waste Authority is moving its electronics recycling program to Blackbridge Road on Aug. 16.
  • The program will permanently move to a facility on Blackgum Court next year.
  • Contract with vendor for program, which was suspended for months in early 2016, is good until December.

The York County Solid Waste Authority will temporarily move its residential electronic recycling program across the street from the York County Resource Recovery Center beginning Aug. 16, according to an authority news release.

Alliance Computers, 984 Loucks Road, accepts electronics for recycling at no charge to the customer except for CRT computer monitors ($4) and large TVs ($10). (John A. Pavoncello - The York Dispatch)

The program, currently at the yard waste transfer site off Flour Mill Road, will move to the authority's overflow contractor parking lot on Blackbridge Road in Manchester Township.

Plenty of signage will be placed at both locations to alert residents of the relocation, according to manager Ellen C. O'Connor.

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The program is free and open only to York County residents every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., the release states.

The relocation is because of the construction of an ash-processing and recycling facility near the current site, O'Connor said.

The program will permanently move next year to a facility still under construction on Blackgum Court, she added.

Local residents were forced to hold on to their old electronics between December 2015 and April 2016 after the authority's vendor alerted them they had to stop because the program was cost prohibitive.

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Since the program has returned, with vendor ECOvanta, O'Connor said the authority has seen a "steady stream" of electronics brought to the facility.

"We're certainly not hurting for customers," she said.

The authority's contract with ECOvanta is only guaranteed until Dec. 31, 2016, but O'Conner said they are hoping to extend the contract as soon as possible.

The issue relates to Act 108, or the Covered Device Recycling Act, which O'Conner said makes it difficult for vendors to offset costs.

— Reach David Weissman at dweissman@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @DispatchDavid.