Over 100 million pounds of electronics recycled
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State officials say Washington residents have recycled more than 100 million pounds since the state's electronics recycling program began in January 2009.
A state law in 2006 required manufacturers who sell TVs, computers and monitors in Washington to pay for and operation a free program for recycling those products. The Department of Ecology oversees the program.
About 3.3 million pounds are collected on average each month, with large, bulky TVs making up nearly two-thirds of that amount.