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Recycling of electronics is encouraged and collection sites are provided at many retail sellers of electronic products and some community locations. Check locally for these sites.
A complete copy of the "Final Rule" on the CRT management requirements can be found at Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program; Cathode Ray Tubes. The Final Rule was published on July 28, 2006 and became effective on January 29, 2007.
Computer recycling should involve complete media sanitization of internal and external media. The following link provides guidance on this procedure: Sample Policy for Disk/Media Sanitization
State Electronics Challenge
Is your organization interested in reducing the environmental impact of the electronic equipment it purchases, uses, and disposes? If the answer is "yes" please consider joining the State Electronics Challenge (SEC). The SEC is a voluntary program, open free of charge to any state, regional, and local government agency, including public schools, colleges, and universities. The SEC promotes environmental stewardship of computers - from purchasing "green" computers through power management and responsible end of life management - resulting in measurable reductions in energy, greenhouse gases, solid and hazardous waste, and associated costs. In December 2009, the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Waste Management, was welcomed as the first EPA Region 8 Partner in the SEC. Joining the SEC will help you learn how your organization can benefit from the program's proven action plan, implementation tools, and free technical assistance to reduce the environmental footprint of electronic equipment. The SEC was developed by the Northeast Recycling Council, Inc., and successfully piloted in the Northeast over the past two years. It's modeled after the Federal Electronics Challenge. If you are interested in joining the SEC please contact Patty Dillon at the Northeast Recycling Council via e-mail: Patty Dillon or by telephone: 978.346.9462.
Updated: 10 Dec. 2010
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