Richland, Wash-- If you have an old T.V. or computer to get rid of think, before you put it in your garbage. It's not illegal for households to put electronics in their trash, but it could be dangerous for ground water around landfills.
All businesses are required to E-Cycle their electronics. If you take your electronics to the Richland Landfill they will dispose them for free. They have already shipped six truck loads so far.
"It's not going overseas to poor processing, that's part of the audit process of ecology, to make sure that the t.vs and computers end up in the right place," said Kip Eagles, Richland Landfill.
The Deparment of Ecology partnered with Washington Materials Management Financial Authority. They have contracted with companies in our state who E-Cycle.