From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD) – The Office of Recycling has announced the addition of new items being accepted at the Harford Waste Disposal Center in Scarboro.
Effective immediately, the Office of Recycling will accept certain electronic equipment. Among the items now being accepted for recycling at the Scarboro landfill include televisions, however no console or projection TVs, CPU’s, monitors, keyboards, printers, laptops, scanners, central processing units, power supplies, cables and cords, as well as DVD players, small electronic appliances, miscellaneous circuit boards, chips and cards, telephones, including cell phones, answering machines, stereos, fax machines and video display devices.
The expanded list of electronic equipment and items will be accepted at the Harford Waste Disposal Center six days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Additionally, these items will be accepted without charge by Harford County.
For further information regarding recycling in Harford County, contact the Office of Recycling at 410-638-3417, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Don Greimel says
Have someone with good English skills read that second paragraph and then tell me which items are accepted and which items are not.
ted r. says
It is nice to see the county recycling more. But does it bother anyone that after almost 20 years of a recycle program, we still haul our trash to Baltimore. With all the effort to bring jobs to the depressed parts of the county, Edgewood and others, I would think we could have helped foster a few recyling outfits in our own back yard.
The cost and fuel alone of picking up the recyclables, hauling it to the northern end of the county, dumping it, and hauling it south again into the Baltimore region seems wasteful. The amount of fuel alone must be large.
Right, Don…..my thoughts exactly. Looks as if we recycle tvs, but not console/projections tvs, not cpu’s, not monitors, not keyboards, etc. Dagger reporter construct this article? or cut/paste from a county press release? Please go back to your county contact and offer to rewrite their press releases!!
Dems Rules says
From Harford County Waste Disposal Center website :
Computers, Monitors, Speakers, Printers, Scanners, Mouses, Keyboards, Cables, Modems, External disc drives, TVs (NO CONSOLE TVs and NO PROJECTION TVs.);
Acceptable electronic equipment: VCRs, DVD players, Small Electronic Appliances, Miscellaneous Circuit Boards, Chips and Cards, Telephones (including Cell Phones), Answering Machines, Stereos, Fax Machines and Video Display Devices.
The computer recycling program is a farce. The items wanted have a small amount of gold and silver to be recovered. The rest is landfilled or abandoned in a warehouse for the next tennant or landlord to landfill. If the amount of truly rececled material was only allowed to be counted this folly would end.
Truth is….cables have value and if a drop off point is run correctly…these can be deposited by citizens separated, without being labor intensive…and sold as scrap. The recycling incompetance of Harford County has never ceased to amaze me.
Go Dagger !