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E-waste recycling program kicks off in Vt

Montpelier, Vermont - July 1, 2011

Starting on July 1, Vermonters can recycle some of their electronics for free.

The program called "Vermont E-Cycles" is part of a law passed last year. It requires electronics manufacturers to shoulder the cost of collecting and recycling their old products. So now Vermont residents, charities, schools and small businesses with 10 employees or less can drop off televisions, computers and computer equipment for no charge at collection locations across the state.

The law also includes a provision that went into effect on Jan. 1, which bars Vermonters from tossing electronics in the trash. Instead they will be separated to keep toxins out of the landfill. However there is a fee for some items since they are not included in the free program.

Click here for more on the program.

Click here for E-Cycle facilities.

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