Free electronics recycling starts up in Oregon
Heads up If you're getting rid of junk today: This is the first weekend that you can recycle your old televisions, computers and computer monitors for free in Oregon.
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Electronics manufacturers are paying for the program.
I'll admit that I am going to use this new law, the difference is that I know it's not "free." I will pay for it the next time I buy a computer monitor, television, etc. Maybe someone who works for an electronics company paid for it by being laid off.
When the end user sees no cost it's not hard to convince them that something is "free." This program, like so many other "free" programs, will result in some people paying less than their share and others picking up the burden.
There may be some excellent reasons for government to force electronics companies to incur the cost of recycling these items but please, don't call it free.