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Dec. 20, 2013

Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources announced the state has increased the number of e-scrap drop-off sites by 11 percent since last year. Residents in the Badger State now have 450 permanent sites and 250 special collection sites that can be used for the disposal of used electronics. Wisconsin's manufacturer-funded e-scrap program was established by legislation that passed in 2009.

New York City now has 100 residential buildings signed up for its recently implemented multifamily e-scrap collection program. The effort, called e-cycleNYC, is a public-private partnership between the city's Department of Sanitation and Electronic Recyclers International, the company which will process the collected electronics. The collection program is fully funded by electronics manufacturers.

Staples Canada, working with Call2Recycle, has collected more than 157,000 pounds of alkaline and re-chargable batteries in 2013, which puts the company significantly ahead of its collection projections. The program helped Staples Canada customers divert more than 52,000 pounds of batteries from landfills in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 44.3 percent over Q3 2012.

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