Many electronic products become outdated within a very short period of time. As a result, more and more of these "old" electronic products, also known as "e-waste", are disposed of in landfills. Every item of e-waste disposed of in a landfill or improperly disposed of has the potential to cause severe impacts to people, animals and land. To avoid these risks, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act (Senate Bill 50) was signed into law in 2004. SB 50 established and funded a program for consumers to return, recycle, and ensure safe and environmentally sound disposal of covered electronic devices (CEDs).
Examples of Electronic Waste ("e-waste")
- Computers and Monitors
- Fax Machines
- Cell Phones
- and many more...
Additional information and resources are available under External Links below.
Department of Toxic Substance Control - A State of California department whose goal is to protect public health and environment from toxic harm.
Electronic Waste Recycling Act - California law governing the management of electronic waste.
San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility - A facility for proper disposal of a limited number of small electronics.
This City of Stockton webpage last reviewed on --- 7/5/2011