The Durango Herald – March 14, 2012
DENVER – Techies might be camped out in line for new iPads this week, but one day the popular tablet computers will be obsolete, and people will be tempted to throw them in the trash.
Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.
His Senate Bill 133 would ban disposal of electronic devices in landfills, with exceptions for small counties that don’t have access to electronics recyclers.
Many devices have precious metals in them, Coram said.
“When we can recycle our resources, I think that’s a very good thing,” Coram said.
The bill passed the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday on a 9-0 vote.