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.
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)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.