Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Badger Reference Alert: Wisconsin's New Electronics Recycling Law Goes into Effect Sept. 1

Link to August 30 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article, "Ashes to ashes, silicon to silicon".

Excerpt: As of Wednesday, Wisconsin's electronics recycling law bans the use of landfills or incineration to dispose of electronic devices. The ban covers televisions; computers (including desktop, laptop, netbook and tablet computers); computer monitors; desktop printers (including those that scan, fax, or copy); other computer accessories, including keyboards, mice, speakers, external hard drives and flash drives; DVD players, DVRs, VCRs and other video players; Fax machines; and cell phones.

The ban covers everyone in the state, and applies no matter where a device was purchased or who used it. Households, schools, businesses, governments and institutions are all covered under the ban.

Link to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources news release.

Link to full text of Wisconsin recycling law (2009 Wisconsin Act 50)

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