Hawaii Considers E-Waste Recycling Bill

Hawaii’s state legislature is considering an electronics recycling fee for retailers and consumers, recycling collection centers and an e-waste disposal ban.

Senate Bill 2822 and House Bill 2560 would require retailers to pay an advance recycling fee for electronics transactions and pass that cost to consumers beginning July 1, 2014.  E-waste recycling centers would be established and certified.

The disposal ban on all e-waste would take effect July 1, 2015.

The fees would range from $1 for devices weighing up to one pound to $20 for devices weighing more than 75 pounds.

The Senate bill received a second reading Feb. 17.

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