Electronics recycling facility to open in Ellsworth

Karen Mansfield

JVS Environmental is opening a permanent e-waste recycling facility in Ellsworth.

The electronics recycling facility, at 1 American Way behind the Ellsworth Post Office, will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. April 16 and April 30. More dates and times will be announced.

The site will replace the monthly electronics collection program that was held at the Washington Mall, according to the Washington County Planning Commission.

Items that will be accepted include computer monitors (CRTs and LCDs), computer towers and bases (CPUs), mice, keyboards and speakers, notebook computers, printers, televisions (CRTs and LCDs), freon appliances, fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs, and most household appliances.

Vacuum cleaners, carpet scrubbers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will NOT be accepted. Most items will be collected free of charge.

Televisions will be limited to one per carload per event.

Damaged or dismantled televisions will be accepted for a $50 hazardous handling fee.

Four- and 8-foot fluorescent tubes and CFL (compact fluorescent lights) will be accepted for a charge of $2 per bulb.

Freon appliances will be accepted, with a freon removal fee of $20.

Participants will enter the site from Almond Road, past the Beer Here beer distributor.

Washington County’s electronics collection has serviced 9,885 residents and has collected more than 843,000 pounds of material through 2018.

JVS Environmental will manage the site.

For more information, including information on all recycling facilities in Washington County, please call the Washington County Planning Commission at 724-228-6811. Or visit the website at www.co.washington.pa.us/planning for more details, including alternative disposal sites for accepted items. Cash only is accepted.