Thanks to your efforts and countless county and municipal officials, we are very pleased to advise you that earlier today Governor Christie signed S-981 into law.
The League supported S-981/ A-2375, regarding so-called “e-waste.” Specifically, this legislation would require each manufacturer of “covered electronic devices” to provide for the collection, transportation, and recycling of its market share in weight of all covered electronic devices collected in a program year.
This new law will ensure that manufacturers provide for a “free and convenient” recycling program for all of the covered electronic devices that are collected and further eliminate the need for local governments, and by extension our property taxpayers, to either absorb these costs or eliminate their programs.
Thank you to all who reached out to your Legislators and the Governor on this timely initiative. Our thanks also to our partners at the New Jersey Association of Counties for their efforts in advancing this legislation.
Keep an eye out for an advisory from the League on this new law. In the meanwhile, click here for a copy of S-981.
Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Assistant Executive Director, 609-695-3481 x120, firstname.lastname@example.org.