Connecticut DEP Names ERI “Covered Electronic Recycler”

Electronic scrap collected in the state will be processed at ERI’s Boston facility.

  • March 7, 2011
  • Recycling Today Staff

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), based in Fresno, Calif., has received approval from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to serve as a “covered electronic recycler” under the state’s electronics recycling law.

ERI will process electronic devices collected under Connecticut’s electronics recycling program at its ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified processing facility in Boston.
“We are very proud to be able to offer our electronic waste recycling services to the great state of Connecticut,” says John Shegerian, ERI chairman and CEO. “We applaud Connecticut’s DEP and their forward thinking and responsible legislative stand on electronic waste and we look forward to the opportunity to help residents reduce the amount of hazardous materials making their way to disposal sites when they can be effectively recycled. To that end, we are passionate about doing everything we can, from utilizing our industry-leading e-waste recycling methodology to being a legitimately green organization as well,” he adds.
Under Connecticut law, manufacturers of computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions must participate in a statewide electronics recycling program established by the Connecticut DEP to implement and finance the collection, transportation and recycling of such items from households.
Municipalities in the state also are required to provide for the collection of household-generated covered electronic devices in their communities.