Sarah Krupp of the Contra Costa Times reports that East Contra Costa County residents will now no longer have to pay fees for recycling their old televisions, computer monitors and laptops.
You expect to pay for a new television but a double-digit fee to get rid of it can be a bitter pill to swallow.
Now, you don't have to. The Delta Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will begin today accepting electronic waste (e-waste) from East County residents and small businesses on a permanent basis.
In February 2006, California residents could no longer dispose of a variety of consumer electric products designated as hazardous materials in household trash. CAW is sponsoring several bills in the Legislature addressing the growing e-waste problem in California.
What You Can Do:
- Send an e-mail urging your State Legislators to support expanded e-waste recycling.
- Send and e-mail to Governor Schwarzenegger urging his support of e-waste recycling.
- Send an e-mail urging your Assembly Representative to support legislation to phase out the use of toxic materials in consumer electronics.