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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Reminds Residents to Recycle Unwanted Electronic Devices this Holiday Season

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to drop off their unwanted computers, monitors, printers and televisions at a local collection center for recycling under DEEP’s Electronics Recycling Program.
“Many people will be receiving new electronic devices as gifts this holiday season, from televisions to computers, cell phones and tablets and a wide array of other tech gadgets,” said Mark Latham, DEEP’s E-Waste Program Leader. “For those who have outdated electronics, residents are reminded Connecticut state law bans the disposal of electronic devices in the trash. The proper way to dispose of e-waste is via one of the recycling centers located across the state or by donating the equipment to a needy charity. Recycling is one the easiest things people can do to help our environment, and this program has helped to keep millions of pounds of e-waste out of our landfills.”

Since 2011, over 100 million pounds electronics have been recycled according to DEEP’s 2017 annual status report on the program. In Connecticut, the manufacturers of electronics are required to finance 100% of the recycling costs, meaning there is no charge to towns or residents.
See a complete list of permanent recycling locations on the DEEP website.
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