Frequent Questions

What is EPA?s opinion about landfilling of electronics such as CRTs?

We believe that landfills designed to meet updated EPA criteria for municipal solid waste landfills are protective and can safely accept electronic waste, including household hazardous waste that exhibits hazardous characteristics. However, we recommend and support actions to divert electronics, including CRTs, from disposal (both landfills and incinerators) and into reuse and recycling; both as a precaution to reduce the toxics load on these kinds of facilities over time and to encourage resource conservation and the pollution prevention that results from it.

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