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Californians face new rules about throwing out e-waste

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Aired 4/19/09


Electronic waste will be banned from California landfills next week, along with other categories of what's called "universal" waste, which includes heavy metals that pose environmental threats. Host Tom Fudge talks with some of the people who are trying to create systems to dispose of e-waste and educate homeowners about the things they can no longer throw in the trash.

Guests:

  • Greg Cox . Members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
  • KariLyn Merlos . Environmental Health Specialist for the county of San Diego's Department of Environmental Health.
  • Donna Skinner , City of San Diego's hazardous materials program manager.

You can view the website for information on universal waste by clicking here .

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