Report 2008-112 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Motor Vehicles, Department of

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

Motor Vehicles stated that as of August 1, 2008, it does not allow any electronic equipment to be disposed of in a landfill. It also stated that it donates operable equipment to public schools and equipment in poor condition is disposed of through an approved recycler or an e-waste event that will properly dispose of the electronic equipment. (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.