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    Oct. 2, 2014

    HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg’s Department of Public Works will accept broken and discarded appliances at six locations throughout Harrisburg from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in cooperation with a region-wide recycling program.

    The Department of Public Works is setting up the stations to receive broken or unwanted electronic equipment in collaboration with General Services Administration (GSA).

    “We are collecting old appliances on Saturday free of charge throughout the city,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse, “as a service to our residents,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse.

    Those who miss the Saturday collections still will be able to bring their unwanted appliances to City Island on Wednesday for the region-wide Harrisburg E-Cycle Day 2014.

    City workers will receive appliances for recycling on Saturday at the following locations:

    • 6th and Emerald
    • 3rd and Verbecke – across from Broad Street Market
    • Green and Edwards across from Dixon
    • 16th and Swatara
    • 14th  and Shoop
    • 17th and Sumner St.

    Acceptable Items are:  Computer equipment, computer peripheral equipment, communication equipment, electronic games, cameras, televisions, printers, printer/toner cartridges, copiers, typewriters, batteries (no alkaline), and wire (no fiber optic cable).

    Not Acceptable Items: Alkaline batteries, fiber optic cable, wood furniture, any hazardous material—including oils, PCB’s, paints, radioactive material, etc.

    For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at 717 255 3015; or



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  • Posted by Erik Johnson on October 4, 2014, 3:51 pm

    I was glad to hear of this opportunity as I had been holding several broken electronic items for a couple of months waiting for free time to drop it off at a normal location. I walked around the Broad Street Market between 3:15-3:30pm asking about the drop off location listed but no one knew where it was. Disappointed to walk home with the items. Did this event get cancelled?

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