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 refer to the current recycling flyer 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?