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>Computer Equipment and Televisions Banned from North Carolina Landfills

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Effective July 1, 2011 discarded computer equipment and discarded televisions will be banned from North Carolina landfills.

This is directed by SESSION LAW 2010-67, SENATE BILL 887, Discarded computer equipment, as defined in G.S. 130A 309.131. and discarded televisions, as defined in G.S. 130A 309.131.

Computer Equipment is defined as Any desktop computer, notebook computer, monitor or video display unit for a computer system, and the keyboard, mouse, other peripheral equipment, and a printing device such as a printer, a scanner, a combination print scanner fax machine, or other device designed to produce hard paper copies from a computer.

A Television is defined as Any electronic device that contains a tuner that locks on to a selected carrier frequency and is capable of receiving and displaying of television or video programming via broadcast, cable, or satellite, including, without limitation, any direct view or projection television with a viewable screen of nine inches or larger whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube (CRT), plasma, liquid crystal display (LCD), digital light processing (DLP), liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), silicon crystal reflective display (SXRD), light emitting diode (LED), or similar technology marketed and intended for use by a consumer primarily for personal purposes.

For information on local electronics recycling programs please contact the following:
Carteret County: 252-728-8406
Craven County: 252-636-6659
Pamlico County: 252-745-3133

Submitted by: Bobbi Waters, Solid Waste Planner/Outreach Coordinator, Coastal Environmental Partnership, P.O. Box 128, Cove City, NC 28523-0128, 252-633-1564