Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Electronics law:

The State of Indiana passed a law that goes into effect on January 1, prohibiting residents from disposing of electronics in the waste stream. In laymen’s terms that means that residents can no longer set out electronics for regular trash collection. Anything with a circuit board contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury. Monitors and televisions contain a minimum of 4 pounds of lead, and generally contain other bad nasties like mercury, cadmium, and nickel. Keeping these things from potential groundwater contamination is important for all of our health. DPW and their contracted haulers will no longer accept these items in weekly trash collection.

Our E-Cycle program ( accepts computers and computer peripherals year round. But other electronics like DVD players, televisions, vcr’s, radios, cell phones, cordless telephones, etc. are only accepted at special events. Attached is information about the first of those upcoming events for 2011.

There are also many other locations around town that accept those items, usually for free, but sometimes for a fee for televisions. For a list, please go to

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