Report 2008-112 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2008-112: Electronic Waste: Some State Agencies Have Discarded Their Electronic Waste Improperly, While State and Local Oversight Is Limited (Release Date: November 2008)

Recommendation #1 To: Highway Patrol, California

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.

1-Year Agency Response

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)

  • Response Date: December 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2008-112

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.