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
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.