CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to an alleged scheme that involved his recycling firms reselling hazardous electronic waste has been sentenced to three...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Texas man was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for improperly disposing of hazardous electronic waste at a Central Kentucky recycling business.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 63-year-old Kenneth Gravitt, of Austin, Texas, formerly operated Global Environmental Services, with facilities in Georgetown, Winchester and Cynthiana.
CHICAGO (AP) — A 46-year-old Indiana man has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to an alleged scheme that involved his recycling firms reselling hazardous electronic waste.
A statement from prosecutors says Brian Brundage of Dyer pleaded guilty this week to wire fraud and tax evasion.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were using a loophole to illegally import and process electronic waste.
Police and industry ministry officials said Friday that they were still investigating after raids this week on at least four factories in industrial parks in the outskirts of the capital that found nearly 100 tons of electronic waste such as discarded computers, computer display screens, old mobile phones and other items.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says more than 260,000 tons of electronic waste has been collected in the first six years of New York's e-waste recycling program.
Now the state has made $3 million in grant funding available to help municipalities address costs associated with the collection and recycling of e-waste — especially old cathode ray tube televisions and computer monitors.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — After criticism from residents, the Casper City Council has voted to restore the city's electronic waste recycling program.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2mSI396 ) that the council voted Tuesday to contract to recycle electronic waste rather than start dumping it in a landfill. City staff will prepare a new contract for future approval.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Casper have voted to end the city's electronic waste recycling program.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2koU2Yo ) that the City Council on Tuesday turned down a five-year contract with Colorado-based Electronic Recyclers International. Councilors cited costs and the availability of cheap space at the landfill where toxic materials are buried in their decision.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For more than a year New York state residents have been required to recycle old televisions and computers instead of throwing them in the trash — and that's created challenges for local communities that must collect the material.
In response, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will spend $3 million to help cities and towns pay for the collection and recycling of electronic waste.