Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Recycling Center and eWaste

Effective July 1, 2009, the Town is required to segregate certain electronic waste ("eWaste") at the Recycling Center. There are four CEDs ("covered electronic devices"): televisions, computers, monitors and printers. Instead of being dumped in a landfill, they will be processed in an environmentally sound manner, broken up into components and reused where possible.

The program is paid for by the manufacturers so after July1 there should be no charge to drop off these items. Of course, "paid for by the manufacturer" means that the disposal fee will be built into the retail cost of the item. In California, a fee is added on to the sale price.

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