A bill introduced in the West Virginia legislature would lift that state’s ban on landfill disposal of e-waste. House Bill 4643, introduced by Rep. Troy Andes, R-Putnam, would amend a landfill e-waste ban that took effect on Jan. 1, 2011, to allow for the landfill disposal of computers, computer monitors, televisions and other devices.
The original ban also prohibits the landfill disposal of yard waste and some other items like lead-acid batteries and tires. Under the current proposal, that language would not be changed.