SEATTLE (AP) - Washington Residents can recycle computers and TVs for free when a statewide recycling program begins Thursday.
A new state law allows consumers to bring unwanted computer monitors, laptops and TVs to 200 permanent collection sites at no charge.
The law passed in 2006 requires manufacturers to be responsible for recycling electronic waste to keep toxic chemicals out of the environment.
And, 212 manufacturers formed the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority to manage the collection.
About 25 million pounds of electronics are expected to be recycled in the first year of operation.