By James Mosieur
Going into effect on July 1, 2006, "The Cell Phone Recycling Act of 2004" will require all wireless retailers in the State of California to have a system in place to collect used cell phones for recycling. If a retailer does not have a recycling program in place it will be unlawful foir them to sell cell phones in the state.
Under a separate law, beginning February 9th all California residents are prohibited from disposing of cell phones in household trash. As part of the states Universal Waste law, hazardous waste items, including cell phones, must be recycled.
Westchester county New York will soon ban cell phones from trash pick up too. Consumers who disobey the ban could be fined up to $250 for each occurance.
James Mosieur is CEO of RMS
Communications Group, Inc. RMS operates several cell phone recycling websites
like www.CellForCash.com. He has been in the electronics
recycling business since 1985. James writes and speaks on
cell phone recycling and related subjects particularly as
they relate to the individual consumer.