New Ind. law bars electronics from regular trash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana law makes it illegal starting Saturday to discard televisions, computers and certain other electronics for regular trash pickups.

A provision of a 2009 law that takes effect Jan. 1 bans computers, computer monitors, televisions, printers and other electronics from being incinerated or dumped in landfills.

WIBC-FM in Indianapolis reports 78 of Indiana's 92 counties have drop-off programs to collect unwanted electronics at retail outlets or other locations.

Indianapolis Department of Public Works spokeswoman Molly Deuberry says the banned electronics often contain mercury and other hazardous materials that can cause serious pollution concerns if they enter the environment.


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