Computer Buyers Will Fund Computer Recycling

By Deane Barker on September 26, 2003

California Takes on PC Waste: The first computer tax, though it makes sense — the users of the offending products pay for the infrastructure to deal with them.

“The law charges retailers and manufacturers a small fee, ranging from $6 to $10 depending on the product, to fund a statewide recycling infrastructure. The money, collected at the point of purchase, will be distributed to local governments and electronic waste recyclers to set up collection points and drop-off sites where consumers can unload their useless machines.”