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E-Waste Law

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description After the most recent legislative session, Governor Rell signed into law Public Act 07-189, which established an end-of-life collection infrastructure for computers, televisions, and monitors. Several different variations on how to best finance a collection were discussed before finally settling on a “producer responsibility” model. The law is similar to a successful program begun in Maine in 2006.

This unique law places the financial burden for recycling e-waste on the manufacturers. Registered recyclers will collect the e-waste from municipal transfer stations and other locations and submit a bill to the manufacturers. Towns currently recycling e-waste from their residents pay about $300 per ton. Under the new program, the towns will have their e-waste picked up and recycled at no expense.

Recyclers can begin billing manufacturers on January 1, 2009. By 2011 these devices will be banned from solid waste facilities in Connecticut. The Department will investigate adding other types of e-waste to the law, such as VCRs, printers, and DVD players. Connecticut residents will be able to get program specific information either from their town or from the CT DEP website.

Project Contact
Name Tom Metzner
Phone 860-424-3242
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Electronics
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 17 No. 2, Fall 2007 [PDF]


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