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