Electronic recycling now law in Vermont

New Hampshire does not have a comprehensive e-waste recycling law; however, the state has a law prohibiting the disposal of video display devices (including CRTs) in solid waste landfills or incinerators. Also, the State Department of Environmental Services is required to monitor the disposal of electronic waste. The law was passed in 2006 and took effect July 1, 2007.

For more information about the Vermont E-Waste Recycling Program, visit online at www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/e-waste.

Local E-Waste Collection Sites

Addison County

Bristol: Bristol Solid Waste Facility

Middlebury: Good Point Recycling

Middlebury: Middlebury Transfer Station

Salisbury: Salisbury Solid Waste Facility

Chittenden County Hinesburg: Hinesburg Drop-off Center (907 Beecher Hill Road)

(Editor's Note: more collection sites are located in Chittenden County; we only listed 1 site in our readership area.)

E-Waste Law FAQs

What and who is eligible for free e-waste recycling?

-Computers, peripherals (mice, keyboards, etc.) monitors, TVs, and printers

-Any Vermont household.

-Any Vermont charity.

-Any Vermont school district.

-Any Vermont business with up to 10 employees.

Who is paying for this?

-Electronics manufacturers will be paying for the cost of the e-waste recycling program.

What electronic items can't be put in the trash?

-Computers, fax machines, peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.), telephones, computer monitors (all types), VCRs, CRTs (cathode ray tubes), DVD players, TVs (all types), digital converter boxes, printers (all types, including all-in-1), answering machines, electronic game consoles, stereo equipment, E-device power cords and chargers, wireless (cell) phones, PDAs, MP3 players (& other personal e-devices)

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