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Environmental nonprofit lands e-scrap contract with major city

Published: May 12, 2022
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Skyline view of Pittsburgh.

Residents in the city of Pittsburgh will have an electronics recycling program again. | Amy Lutz/Shutterstock

Pittsburgh will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to restore the city’s e-scrap recycling program, using public funds to help subsidize recycling costs for residents.

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Hawaii County suspends e-scrap collection

Published: April 14, 2022
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E-scrap items set near a collection bin.

E-scrap program officials in Hawaii County, which encompasses the state’s Big Island, say a redesigned collection program will be rolled out sometime after July 1, 2022. | Alicia Fdez/Shutterstock

E-scrap collection on the Big Island of Hawaii is suspended due to a lack of funds, but the program will be redesigned and opened again later this year.

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State program tonnage drops by 29% in 2020

Published: July 15, 2021
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Washington e-scrap collectors handled nearly 15.2 million pounds of covered devices in 2020. | Alexander Lutaskiy / Shutterstock

Washington state processors handled far more flat-panel displays than CRT devices in 2020, continuing a trend that began the year before, according to the state’s annual report.

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Industry stakeholders say material is flowing again

Published: September 17, 2020
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The panel discussion included (clockwise from top left) Traci Phillips of Natural Evolution, Jason Linnell from the National Center for Electronics Recycling, E-Scrap News editor Dan Leif (moderator), S3 Recycling Solutions’ Rod McDaniel, and Jessica Miller of Illinois EPA. 

Processors and state programs alike saw a lot less material this spring as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. But in the last couple months, inbound volumes have returned and surged in some cases. That fact has created new challenges.

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The Big Apple cuts curbside e-scrap service from budget

Published: April 23, 2020
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New York City’s e-scrap recycling programs collect an average of 9.4 tons per day at the curb and inside apartment buildings. | tetiana.photographer/Shutterstock

New York City has “indefinitely suspended” its curbside e-scrap collection program, a move expected to save the city about $3.4 million a year.

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Best Buy and others halt e-scrap collection due to coronavirus

Published: March 26, 2020
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Exterior of a Best Buy retail location.

Best Buy on March 22 announced its retail stores would close to the public and temporarily suspend recycling activities. | LukeandKarla.Travel/Shutterstock

Citing concerns over COVID-19, a major retailer, the largest U.S. city and a handful of other electronics recycling collection channels have paused services.

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