Recycling e-Waste Laws

Don’t throw away your old computer, or monitor. You may be breaking the law! With over 100 million PCs becoming obsolete each year, be sure to do your part and recycle. Currently less than 20% of computers are recycled! Both consumers and businesses should check state and federal laws before disposing of electronic waste.

If you are unsure about your compliance requirements, give Electronix Redux a call for a free consultation. We can help you recycle your computers, e-waste, and can even schedule a convenient pick up!

In addition to your e-Waste disposal compliance requirements you may also be subject to various information protection laws and require data destruction as part of your compliance requirements. Our business services ensure complete compliance with those regulations mandating the proper disposal of personal information, some of those include:

  • The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act)
  • Regulation S-P
  • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
  • The Red Flags Rule

State Recycling and Electronic Waste Laws for New England

Massachusetts

Regulation bans CRT's from disposal, incineration or transfer for disposal, at a solid waste disposal facility since April 2000.

Maine

Manufacturers of TV's and computer monitors are responsible for the costs of processing
their branded products (and in certain cases orphans, as well) that are delivered to
consolidators.

New Hampshire

Law signed in 2006 bans video display devices from NH landfills and incinerators as of
07/01/07. Video display devices defined as a "visual display component of a television
or a computer, whether separate or integrated with a computer central processing
unit/box, and includes a cathode ray tube, liquid crystal display, gas plasma, digital light
processing, or other image projection technology, greater than 4 inches when measured
diagonally, and its case, interior wires, and circuitry."

Rhode Island

Signed into law June 27, 2008, it establishes a manufacturer financed system for the
collection, recycling, and reuse of covered electronic devices in Rhode Island.

Connecticut

Law passed in 2007 requires manufacturers of TVs, laptops, desktops, and computer
monitors to responsible for the costs of processing their branded products (and in certain
cases orphans, as well) that are delivered to recyclers as of 01/01/09.

Federal Electronic Waste Laws:
U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

In July 2006, the EPA finalized a regulation governing the waste management
requirements for Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) that was originally proposed in 2002. The CRT
rule became effective on 01/29/07.

In August 2005, the EPA finalized the mercury-containing equipment component of the
original proposed rule.

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About Electronix Redux Corp.

Electronix Redux Corp. helps companies, government entities and consumers recycle their electronic waste. We advise business on the best way to become data-safe compliant, and how to implement data destruction regulations. We facilitate all forms of electronic recycling, specialize in volume hard drive wipes, hard drive destruction, facilitation of computer recycling and ensure data security during the e-waste recycling process.