APRIL 2012

Texans love computer recycling

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said that Texans turned in more than 20 million lbs. of electronics to computer manufacturers for recycling last year.

Computer manufacturers reported collecting 20,535,271 lbs. of electronics from January 2011, through December 2011. As part of the program, computer manufacturers collected 14,948,817 lbs. of covered computer equipment in 2011. Of that collected weight, 14,733,035 lbs. were recycled and 686,292 lbs. were reused.

The TCEQ is currently working to implement a new program for the recycling of televisions, which will require television manufacturers that sell in Texas to collect and recycle television equipment.