If you got a new computer or television over the holidays, one new law will most likely affect you.
A new statewide law for recycling some electronic devices will take effect on January 24th.
Many trash haulers have spent the last few months trying to inform the public but that effort is now kicking into over-drive.
"People should be aware of this and they are going to see this law take effect and they are going to see these items left on their curb later this month if not sooner," spokesman John Hambrose with Waste Management said.
The new law means you won't be able to throw your old computer, laptop, monitor or television into a landfill.
At Apex Waste Services in Dunmore, a drop-off site run by Waste Management, workers have been trying to spread the word for months.
"A lot of people have been bringing stuff in," heavy equipment operator Robert Chapman said. "I mean, real old stuff. Some of the stuff is older than me."
With the new law just weeks away, they expect to get busier by the day.
"We're expecting to be pretty busy. We shipped out two loads last month just to make sure we have enough room and everything for everything that's going to be coming in because once the law takes effect this month, we'll be jammed," Chapman said.
As part of the new law, electronic manufacturers must provide for the collection and recycling of the devices.
The good news is it will be free. In most cases, the recycling can be done in coordination with trash haulers, like Waste Management.
"In the past, that's been the impediment here, that people have had to pay to recycle these items in most cases. Now it's free for homes and businesses with less than 50 people," Hambrose said.
Waste Management has three e-cycling drop-off centers open to the public:
-Apex Waste Services, 13 Peggy Parkway in the Keystone Industrial Park in Dunmore, weekdays 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Saturdays 7:00-9:00 AM
-Beach Lake Transfer Station, 165 Rosencranse Road, Beach Lake (Wayne County), weekdays 7:00 AM-5:00 PM, Saturdays 7:00 AM - Noon.
-Grand Central Landfill and Hualing, 910 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl, weekdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Saturdays 7:00 - 9:00 AM.
Consumers can find more information on registered manufacturers and where to recycle devices at www.dep.state.pa.us and use the keyword: Electronics Recycling.