Jan 6 - OR - Oregon's Disposal Ban on Some Electronics Goes Into Effect

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As of January 1, it is now illegal for consumers and businesses to dispose of computers, monitors and televisions at disposal sites, including landfills, transfer stations and incinerators. This comes from a law passed in 2007, that also created a free, statewide recycling program for these items.

Penalties for anyone knowingly violating the disposal ban may be as high as $500 for each violation. Each computer, monitor or TV that is disposed of improperly is considered a separate violation.

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