Legislative Summary: California has an Advanced Recovery Fee system where consumers pay a fee (currently $8, $16, or $25 depending on size of the screen) at the point of purchase to the retailers. Retailers would then send the fee money to the State Board of Equalization which deposits the fees into a state recycling fund called the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account. The State, specifically CalRecycle department, uses the fees to reimburse recyclers ($0.28/lb) and collectors ($0.20/lb) who submit receipts showing they have collected covered devices from state residents. California also has a disposal ban. Source: Campaign for Recycling.
Plug-In To eCycling with US EPA is a partnership between EPA and consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and service providers that offers you more opportunities to donate or recycle your used electronics.
The Electronics Takeback Coalition. This site will show you which states have e-waste recycling programs and laws and has links to them all. Included in the site is a great summary of which states collect the most e-waste in pounds per capita.
Sony Road to Zero. Sony, an EPA Plug-In To eCycling Partner, has teamed up with Waste Management, Inc. to offer their customers the opportunity to recycle their used Sony electronics for free. Other brands of TVs can also be recycled at selected Waste Management locations for a fee.
National Recycling Coalition. With an easy to navigate hyperlinked map, this page provides links to state recycling resources. Many local communities have special collection/recycling days that are highlighted on their Web sites.
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