Thursday, December 23, 2010

E-Waste Ban Begins in New Year

From the City Recycling Coordinator

According to the State E-waste Law, starting January 1, 2011 Covered Electronic Devices will be banned from CT solid waste facilities.  This includes computers, printers, televisions and monitors.  These items MUST be segregated from regular garbage and recycled.  These items will be rejected at Connecticut solid waste facilities.

In Middletown, residents can bring these items to the Middletown Recycling Center for proper recycling.  There is no charge for recycling them.  The Recycling Center is located on the corner of Johnson St. and North Main St and is open Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm and the first and third Saturday of the month 7am – 12 noon.  A residence pass must be obtained from the Department of Public Works to use the Recycling Center.  Bring in the vehicle registration of the vehicle to be used and a pass can be obtained at no charge.

In accordance with the state law, only residential items are allowed at the Recycling Center and residents can bring in no more than seven items at a time.  

For more information on ewaste recycling in Connecticut, go to the DEP Bureau of Waste Management website,  For more information about recycling in Middletown, contact the City Recycling Coordinator, Kim O’Rourke, at 860-344-3526 or


Anonymous said...

Are these people at the DPW really as STUPID as the story make s them out? First you have to go to the DPW to get a pass, and then you can go, only with the car registered, to the e-dump to dispose of the material.If you live in Middletown, what difference does it make as to what car or truck you use, and why not just use a drivers license to get access to the e-dump, rather than make people go to the DPW first? Is our local government making rules to make it harder for people to recycle, that makes NO CENTS!

Anonymous said...

If disposal in trash is banned, and if recycling is inconvenient, I predict that unfortunately, we'll see an increase in illegal dumping of electronics (in the woods, behind buildings, or just left out on the curb).