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Electronics recycling law takes effect

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Wisconsin's new "E-waste" began Jan. 1 and requires makers of TVs, computers and other electronics to arrange for the recycling of their products. Starting September first, it will be against the law for anyone to throw electronics in the garbage. Dan Kohler of Wisconsin Environment says 10,000 tons of computer monitors and 24,000 tons of TVs get buried in landfills every year, and the lead and mercury from those items can pollute the ground-water.

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