To avoid contaminating the environment through the inappropriate discarding of electronic devices, state agencies should ascertain whether the electronic devices that require disposal can go into the trash. Alternatively, state agencies could treat all electronic devices they wish to discard as universal waste and recycle them.
CHP stated that it developed an e-waste disposition process and updated desk procedures and a standard operating procedure. These procedures include indicating whether any e-waste items were disposed of in accordance with CHP's e-waste program and defining all electronic devices as universal waste that require disposal only by authorized e-waste recyclers. (See 2010-406, p. 98)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.