Travel delays expected along during WB's e-recycling drop off events

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Oct. 15—WILKES-BARRE — Travel delays are expected along North Pennsylvania Avenue between Butler Street and Conyngham Avenue during the city's e-recycling drop off events next week at the Department of Public Works facility. Wilkes-Barre City Police Department Officers will be on site to assist with traffic.

The events run from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the DPW facility at 3 Conyngham Ave. Only Wilkes-Barre residents can participate and proof of residency, such as a drivers license, is required. Participants will be directed to enter the DPW facility from North Pennsylvania Avenue and exit onto Conyngham Avenue.

Items accepted for free are:

—Desktop and laptop computers

—DVD Players and VCRs

—Keyboards and mice

—Gaming systems

—Printers/Fax Machines

—String Christmas lights

—Cables and cords

—Small appliances

—Cell Phone and laptop batteries

—Metal items and water heaters

—Calculators and adding machines

—Exercise equipment-bikes/treadmills

—UPS battery backups

—Car batteries (sealed lead acid)

—Toner and ink cartridges

—Bed frames and rain spouts

—Audio visual equipment

—Lawn mowers

—Filing cabinets

—Paper shredders

—Telephones and cell phones — Please remove cell phone batteries

Additional items can be recycled with a fee, paid via cash or checks only at the event. Please make checks payable to Responsible Recycling Services or RRS.

The for fee items are:

—CRT monitors — $18 (tube type)

—LCD monitors — $12

—Televisions under 42" — $38 all types

—Floor copiers — $20

—TVs (in wooden cabinet, projection, over 42") TV tubes (Broken TVs) — $55

—Console stereos (in cabinet) — $35

—Paint cans (1-gallon cans) — $5

Offsite hard drive destruction services are $10 per drive and include a certificate of destruction.

Household batteries, light bulbs, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and Styrofoam are not accepted.

Please visit or call (570) 208-4152 for more information.