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Effective January 24, 2013, the final phase of the Covered Devices Recycling Act
(CDRA: DEP Act 108 of 2010) went into effect. Essentially the law bans the disposal of covered devices in landfills and there are significant fines for violators.
Covered Devices are considered:
- Desktop or notebook computer, computer monitor, or computer peripheral (printer, wireless access point, scanner, etc.) that are marketed and intended for use by a consumer.
- Televisions – whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube (CRT), plasma, liquid crystal (LCD), digital light processing (DEP), liquid crystal on silicon, silicon crystal reflective display, light emitting diode (LED) or similar technology marketed and intended for use by a consumer primarily for personal purposes.
- Peripheral – A keyboard, printer or any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input into or output from the computer.
The Covered Devices Recycling Act does NOT include cell phones, motor vehicle components, appliance components or items such as handheld calculators, PDAs, MP3 players or similar devices.
For information on disposing of Covered Devices check out the following sites:
The College will continue to partner with FreeGeekPenn of Ephrata to provide electronics recycling opportunities for our employees and students. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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