E-scrap president pleas guilty

E-scrap president pleas guilty

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

The head of an e-scrap company based in Minnesota has been has been fined and required to perform community service after pleading guilty to improperly handling CRT glass.

The conviction stems from a complaint received by the Hennepin County Department of Environmental Services in August of 2011 that Curtis Weston Hilleren, the president of Hopkins-based Electronic Salvage Industries LLC, illegally placed crushed CRT glass into a roll-off box that was slated to be dumped into a landfill. In May of this year, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged Hilleren with improperly handling the CRT glass.

In July, Hilleren, 68 of St. Louis Park, pleaded guilty to unlawfully handling hazardous waste. Earlier this month, he was sentenced to perform community service and to pay restitution of $5,000. He was also fined $15,000, but $12,000 will not have to be paid if he meets all of the other requirements of the sentence. Additionally, Hilleren will not serve any time in the Hennepin County Workhouse because of his age and physical condition and will instead be required to perform 160 hours of community service.

A request for comment made to Electronic Salvage Industries was not returned by press time.

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