Texas man sentenced for dumping hazardous waste in Kentucky
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.
Indiana man pleads guilty in Chicago in alleged waste scheme
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.
Earth Day event collects thousands of pounds of electronic waste for recycling
Thousands of pounds of broken and outdated electronics were collected Sunday for recycling as part of an Earth Day event in Madison.
Amanda LaGrange, chief executive of Tech Dump, was recently named one of 24 Bush Foundation fellows who receive up to $100,000 over 12 to 24 months to help them develop as leaders advancing their plans.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Bring all your electronic waste and regular recycling to the Island’s one-stop Earth Day Electronics Recycling Event.
Representatives from pre-K centers, a senior citizens advocacy group and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania walked among stacks of computers, monitors and other devices Thursday as they toured the CyberCrunch recycling center in Hempfield, seeing firsthand what happens to electronics after they are discarded.
Recycling old computers and television sets just got easier for many rural Lane County residents.
The county announced Monday that its Creswell, Marcola and Rattlesnake waste management transfer stations are now accepting electronic products for recycling.
More than 260,000 tons of e-waste collected in New York
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.
BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave Community College students want to evict electronic waste from area landfills.
MC4 Club is partnering with Goodwill to host an electronics recycle drive from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday at Mohave Community College, Building 1100, 3400 Highway 95, in the west parking lot.
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 scraps recycling program for electronics
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.
New York to spend $3M on electronic waste recycling
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.