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California E-waste Law Hits 1 Billion Pound Mark

Mountains of obsolete monitors, broken TVs and out-of-date laptops which used to be stacked up in attics and garages have helped California hit a milestone.

California’s e-waste program has just hit the 1 billion pounds mark. That is by far more e-waste than any other state can boast, and equals about 20 million computers and TV’s that have avoided our landfills.


Despite this achievement, California’s efforts do come up short in a few areas.

  • California is still the sole state that charges its consumers to fund the project. Customers are charged a fee each time they purchase a monitor, laptop or TV.
  • The law in California only covers computer monitors, laptops and televisions. Other devices are not covered and often end up being recycled improperly.