Report 2008-112 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Transportation, 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

Caltrans stated that it established a recycling program and, as part of this program, all electronic waste will be treated as universal waste and recycled. (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.


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