A new report compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows significant progress in electronics waste recycling is being made across the state thanks to the new e-waste law that took effect last year.
According to the E-Cycle Wisconsin 2010 report, more than 24 million pounds of total electronics were recycled in 2010 – 10.3 million in the first half of the year and 13.8 million in the second half.
Those electronics were collected by nearly 150 organizations that registered with the state to collect televisions, computers, fax machines, VCRs, cell phones, and other consumer products. As of spring 2011, 350 collection sites had been established in 65 counties across the state, covering 98 percent of the state’s population.
Click here to read an Insight story about how some companies, such as Step Industries in Neenah, have found success recycling electronics.