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Dec 13, 2019 | Environment | 2 comments

Keeping electronics out of landfills

Employees make first-ever recycling event a success

Our employees helped ensure that a large amount of electronics will be recycled – rather than end up in a landfill. Nearly 1,000 electronics items were collected during the first-of-its-kind recycling event organized by our Environmental Compliance department earlier this year.

Among the items collected:

  • 279 cables or cords
  • 143 television sets
  • 122 phones
  • 119 computers
  • 86 stereos or CD players
  • 59 DVD, Blu-ray and VHS players

The event was designed to help employees recycle items that are becoming increasingly difficult to recycle. Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

The recycling event is among a number of initiatives we’ve undertaken to benefit the environment.

We also recycle wood poles and materials like copper, aluminum, steel and mineral oil. We’ve distributed thousands of trees to community organizations, schools and governments through the Community Roots program, and we recently started a Future Environmental Leaders Scholarship program.

Read more about our environmental commitment here: Environment and Energy Efficiency.


  1. Elizabeth Minger

    I have an old computer, dehumidifier, and blue ray player that I need to get rid of because I am moving to Florida and do not want these items. Who do I contact at PPL to get these items recycled?

    Thank you.

    • Kathryn

      Good Afternoon Elizabeth, Our recycling program only includes refrigerators and freezers. Please read more about our appliance recycling program if you are looking for pick up of these appliances under https://www.pplelectric.com/recycle. You may want to check with your municipality regarding recycling programs for the items you referenced. Thank you and good luck with your move!


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