Legislative Summary: This law created a mandatory recycling program for discarded covered electronic devices (CEDs) starting January 1, 2009. Implementation date was originally set as January 1, 2009 but delay in rulemaking means likely to start Fall 2010. The program is financed by manufacturers based on return share, and provides responsible recycling of computers, monitors and TVs for consumers or any residents dropping off 7 items or less to collection points. Source: Campaign for Recycling.
Applicable to Businesses: No
Covered Devices: TVs, monitors, personal computers, laptops.
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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