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Electronics recycling day set

Published June 25. 2014 04:00PM

Care to rid yourself of any unwanted, broken, and outdated electronics and appliances?

You can dispose of them as part of a free electronics recycling day this Saturday in Palmerton.

From 9 a.m. to noon, electronics and appliances may be dropped off at 402 Third St.

Items that can be recycled free of charge include: Telephones and cellphones; LCD monitors and LCD (flat) TVs; stereos and speakers, cables and cords; keyboards and mice; UPS battery backups and laptop batteries; audio visual equipment and plotters; microwaves and small appliances; smart boards; washers and dryers; desktop and laptop computers; gaming systems; printers, fax machines and floor copiers; toner and ink cartridges; metal items; calculators and adding machines; exercise equipment; DVD players, VCRs, and filing cabinets; dishwashers; and stoves.

Additional items that can be recycled with a fee include: Refrigerators, $20; air conditioners, $20; dehumidifiers, $20; floor freezers, $20; televisions (must be complete; no broken TVs accepted), $30; car batteries (sealed lead acid), $5; household Alkaline batteries, $2 per pound; light bulbs, $2 each; TVs (in wooden cabinet, projection-big screen), $40; hard drive destruction (offsite), $10 per drive, includes certificate of destruction; and document shredding services (offsite), $10 per standard paper size box, includes a certificate of destruction.

For more information about items to be recycled, contact ResponsibleRecycling Services at 484-641-5156, or visit

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