Effective January 1, 2011, covered electronic devices can no longer be transported to solid waste facilities. The DEP has passed a law stating all such devices must be recycled in a safe manner. What does this mean for you? It means that you must now recycle your used electronics: computers, monitors, printers, VCR’s, cell phones, DVD players, copiers, scanners, fax machines, TV’s, IPods, PDA’s, modems, keyboards, mice,stereo equipment, telephones, microwaves, cameras. You cannot put these items into your trash/garbage.
Each town is responding to this law by offering more opportunities to recycle electronics. The service is free of charge. Please click here for dates and times of Harwinton’s collections . For details about the Electronics recycling law, click here.
Why are we recycling electronics, anyway? "We're a business." We're a school." "We're residents." " Why is this so important?" click here http://Connecticut's State-wide Electronics Recycling Program for good information.
Did you know - in 2007, 82% equalling 1.8 million tons of e-waste ended up in landfills?
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