To keep up with the constant stream of e-waste, many towns and counties are paying high costs to safety dispose of items like PCs, TVs, cell phones and other electronic items. Since many manufacturers are no longer recycling these items, local recycling programs are left with the difficult task and cost of safely disposing of collected e-waste items.
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The safe disposal of e-waste is threatening to become a headache and fiscal drain for local towns and counties.
With manufacturers stepping back from recycling old televisions, computers, and other electronic equipment, local recycling programs are finding it more difficult and costly to safely dispose of them.
Recyclers are looking for the state to help solve the problem, but so far the Legislature and Christie administration have yet to agree on how best to deal with the issue.