N.J. Law Requires Recycling Of TVs, Monitors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Beginning Jan. 1, New Jersey residents can no longer put televisions, computers or computer monitors out for trash.
A new law requires that so-called “e-waste” be recycled.
That means many residents will have to take the items to a dropoff point, such as a county or municipal recycling center or to an electronics retail store. Some communities conduct special curbside pickup programs for e-waste, and Goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army also will accept the items.
The state Department of Environmental Protection notes that TVs, computers and monitors contain lead, mercury and other toxins that need to be kept out of landfills.
The law doesn’t cover cell phones, DVD players or other electronic devices, although those also may be recycled.