NJ Legislators Still Discussing Electronics Recycling Law UpdateNJ Legislators Still Discussing Electronics Recycling Law Update
July 21, 2015
Burlington County Times
New Jersey legislators are looking to update the state's electronics recycling law in response to complaints from recyclers and county governments that it is no longer effective.
New Jersey has prohibited televisions, computers and other electronic devices from being disposed of in landfills since 2008 because of lead and other harmful substances they contain. Under current law, manufacturers of televisions and many other electronic devices must pay for the collection, transportation and recycling of their share of discarded equipment.
This year, television manufacturers were assigned to pay for the collection and disposal of more than 55 million pounds of unwanted electronics, notably old analog TVs and computer monitors with cathode-ray tubes that contain lead.