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Question of the Week
Many electronic waste items include hazardous materials. Because of this, what three types of e-waste are illegal to dispose of in landfills in Oregon?
Under House Bill 2626, it is illegal at any Oregon landfill to dispose of the following:
2) computers (CPUs and laptops)
If any of the above items are found in OSU waste, we may be fined and be liable for the cost of removing the items from the landfill.
Under the Oregon E-Cycles program, manufacturers are required to provide free recycling for the a minimum of seven items of the above at a time. In January 2015, printers, keyboards, and mice will be added to the Oregon e-cycles program.
For information on how to dispose of e-waste on campus, visit our webpage.