Electronic Disposal Options
The Bucks County Planning Commission is not sponsoring any electronic collection events this year. A 2010 Pennsylvania law, which prohibits trash haulers from collecting old TVs and computers, places the responsibility for safe disposal of electronics on the manufacturers. Even though this state law requires electronics manufacturers to offer recycling opportunities for TVs and computers, those manufacturers are no longer supporting county recycling collections in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. The County has been unsuccessful in finding a contractor who will collect and dispose of electronics. This has become a statewide problem, and proposals for amendments to the Covered Devices Recycling Act are being considered.