Quantcast

Search form

Donate Today

The Circuit

E-waste laws, state by state

May 9, 2016

With no federal standards regulating what electronic items get recycled or how, the state-by-state approach has left this patchwork of inconsistent regulations. Half of all states have laws for electronic recycling. Some states' programs cover only households, ignoring businesses and schools. Many programs cover laptops and tablets but exclude common items like printers or e-readers.

Source:  Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse. *Not all products included in this list. Some states, including New York and Illinois, have programs that cover several additional products including computer mice and keyboards, scanners, fax machines, set top boxes like Roku or Apple TV, media players or computer servers.

There are 0 comments

Read Comments Hide Comments

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <xmp><em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd></xmp>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
As a public media organization, KCTS 9 is committed to presenting a diversity of voices and perspectives through the stories we produce. We invite our readers to participate in an active and respectful discourse through our comments feature. All comments are moderated before posting to our website; if we deem a comment to be inappropriate and/or threatening, it will not be published.