Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Law on Recycling Computer Parts, Printers

From the Auburn (NY) Citizen:
Under the law recently signed by Gov. David Paterson, all manufacturers that sell covered electronic equipment in the state must have a free, convenient electronic waste, or "e-waste," recycling program in effect by April 1, 2011.

The law also makes it illegal for individuals to dispose of electronic waste at landfills, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The law covers televisions, VCRs, DVD and mp3 players, game consoles, fax machines, and computers and their peripherals such as monitors, keyboards, mice, scanners and printers.

The complete text of the new law can be found here.