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E-Recycle Program
Published: 3/1/2007 6:21:51 PM

Last year Californians recycled a record 130 million pounds of electronic waste.

A Vista company is leading the way in dismantling all those old televisions and computers.   E-World Recyclers is the only facility in the nation that uses a unique process to separate cathode ray tubes.

Using heated wires and compressed air, workers separate glass that contains lead from the other glass and metal components.  In the past, some of this material had to be transported and refined at a facility in the midwest.

Thanks to California's E-Waste Recycling Act, the state has prevented millions of electronics from ending up in landfills.

Here's how the legislation works. The state charges you between six and ten dollars every time you buy a computer or television.   That covers the cost of collecting and recycling old items so they don't end up in the trash.

Fox 6 News Reporter Eric Collins has more details on how recycling protects our health and the environment.

Recycling E-Waste Information

Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5pm

2480 Ash st.
Vista, CA 92081
Office:  760-599-0888
Fax:   760-599-0840 Drop-Off

Click here for driving directions

Related Report:

Consumer Electronic Show Consumer Electronic Show 1/10/07
Kristina Taylor from the Consumer Electronic Association shows us some new goodies displayed at the CES in Las Vegas and talks about recycling technology.

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