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Gov. Christie Signs Bill to Revamp New Jersey’s E-Waste Recycling Program

With the new bill, electronic manufacturers will be responsible for the cost and obligation of recycling e-waste.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill to revamp the state’s current e-waste recycling program, which safely disposes old televisions, computers and other electronic equipment. With the new bill, electronic manufacturers will be responsible for the cost and obligation of recycling e-waste.

In the past, towns and counties across the state would cover the cost to recycle e-waste in the event that manufacturers stopped paying for the disposal. But now, towns and counties won’t have to worry about coming up with additional funds for e-waste disposal.

NJ Spotlight has more details:

Gov. Chris Christie yesterday signed a bill to overhaul the state’s e-waste recycling program, a step advocates say will ensure the safe disposal of old televisions, computers, and other electronic equipment.

The legislation (S-981) is designed to put the onus on electronic manufacturers to bear the cost and obligation of recycling e-waste, which includes in many cases toxic materials such as lead.

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