DENVER (CBS4)– In just a couple of months old televisions and computer monitors will no longer be allowed in dumpsters and landfills. A new law that goes into effect in July will require that all old electronics be recycled.
Those who place those items on the curb for trash pickup will instead find a green sticker warning them that landfill disposal is prohibited.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, if electronics are not properly disposed of the hazardous materials inside electronics could pose serious health risks to humans and the environment.
Most electronics that are recycled are smelted down and made into components for new electronics.
Those items no longer allowed in landfills include TVs, computers, tablets, E-readers, radios, stereos, microwaves and video game consoles.
Although cell phones are not listed recycling experts encourage those be recycled as well.