Consumer Electronics (a.k.a. e-Waste or Electronic Waste)

Consumer electronics are devices run by electricity, containing circuit boards commonly found in offices and homes, such as computers, printers, fax machines, telephones, printers, televisions, light emitting diode (LED) lamps or liquid crystal display (LCD) devices, etc.

Cathode ray tubes (CRTs) from equipment, like computers and televisions, may be handled as either consumer electronics or universal waste- electric lamps. Consumer electronics include intact devices. Dismantled electronics do not qualify for management as a universal waste.

Consumer electronics must be managed in a manner that prevents breakage or a release by containing the consumer electronics in packaging that will prevent breakage during normal handling conditions. Handlers must properly contain, classify, and dispose of releases of consumer electronics and their residues.

The outer packaging or a container must be labeled with the words “Universal Waste- Electronics” or “Universal Waste- Consumer Electronics.

Environmental Health and Safety

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