Chaplin Transfer Station now accepting Electronic Waste
Written by William Rose Friday, 11 March 2011 18:08
The Town of Chaplin announces that it is now open for the business of recycling electronic waste.
The Connecticut electronics law went into effect February 4, 2011. Under this law, manufacturers of computers and televisions are now responsible for the cost of recycling their defunct equipment. This type of “product stewardship” law puts pressure on manufacturers to design their equipment so that they can be more easily recycled or reused with fewer toxic components. It also shifts the burden of cost from budget constrained municipalities to the producers of the goods.
Under this law, each town in Connecticut is required to provide a convenient, FREE way for residents to recycle their electronics. The Chaplin transfer station now has a container for computer and television recycling drop-off. The electronics recycling vendor that the Town is using will not only take televisions, computers, and all of the computer peripherals, but also fax machines, stereos, radios, CDs, audio and video tapes, DVD players, and VCRs.
Recycling all of these items is an act of good citizenship. With trash and bulky waste disposal costs at $70 per ton and bulky waste hauling charges at $135 per haul, you are helping the Town budget.
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