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Posted on: April 25, 2019

New Electronic Recycling Facility

From:  Washington County Planning Commission April 24, 2019

For: Immediate Release

NS Environmental is opening a NEW PERMANENT ELECTRONICS RECYCLING FACILITY, located at 1 American Way in Ellsworth. The site is located behind the Ellsworth Post Office. Participants will enter the site from Almond Road, past the Beer Here Beer Distributor. NS Environmental will be managing the site. This site will replace the monthly electronics collection program that was previously held at the Washington County Fairgrounds, then at the Washington Mall site.

The site will be open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Here are the dates for 2019:

May 14July 9September 10November 12
May 28July 23September 24November 26
June 11August 13October 8December 10
June 25August 27October 22No Collection Dec. 24


Items to be collected 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 TVs will be accepted for a $50 hazardous handling fee.

•    4- and  8-foot fluorescent tubes and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) will be accepted for a charge of $2 per bulb.

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

For more information, including information on all recycling facilities in  Washington  County, please call the Washington County Planning Commission at (724) 228-6811. Visit our website at for more details, including Alternative Disposal Sites for accepted items.  Cash only.

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