Recycle old electronic items, benefit the Humane Society


Allegheny County and  the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society have announced a free recycling program for electronics to benefit animals at the North Side shelter.  The county has designated a number of drop-off locations for old electronics ranging from flat-screen televisions to video cameras, cell phones, computer monitors, batteries and other electronic waste, which will be recycled to generate funding for the Humane Society.  There are some limitations on what will be accepted; primarily, they do not accept anything with a heating element or freon.

Collection for the free recycling will start on March 28 at the following sites: the swimming pool parking lots at North Park, South Park and Settler’s Cabin; the Round Hill Park duck pond parking lot; and the parking lot of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society on the North Side.  The drop-off sites for the program, which will run through April 11, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Here is an information sheet about what they accept and how it is recycled.   If you have any questions,  please call Gretchen at the Humane Society, at 412-321-4625, ext 248.

Read the article in the Post-Gazette.