Other product recycling information

Cryptographic Coprocessor Card Return Program

IBM has established a program for the return of certain IBM Cryptographic Coprocessor Cards. The mercury information sheet includes information about this program and the part numbers of the cards for which the program is applicable. Contact IBM at dnh@us.ibm.com for more information on the return of these cards.


The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003

The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 requires that beginning January 1, 2005, IBM and other retailers begin assessing an Electronic Waste Recycling Fee on certain "covered electronic devices" sold in California. "Covered electronic devices" include most video display products such as computer monitors and notebook computers. The fee, ranging from $6 to $10 depending on screen size, is collected at the time of retail sale, including Internet and catalog sales, from all California consumers of covered electronic devices.

Collected fees are deposited in an Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account managed by the State of California that will be used to provide payments to authorized collectors and recyclers, foster the development of recycling opportunities and offset the cost of properly managing these types of devices at the end of their useful lives. It is unlawful to dispose of most covered electronic devices with regular municipal waste in the state of California.

The Electronic Waste Recycling Fee is not a deposit. Consumers are not entitled to reimbursement of the fee when covered electronic devices are recycled. Rather, the intent of the fee is to reduce, or eliminate, the costs associated with properly recycling this material when it becomes waste.

For more information on how to return video display products for recycling in the state of California, please go to the eRecycle.org Web site.

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Maine's E-Waste Recycling Act (38 MRSA 1610)

Maine's E-Waste Law requires manufacturers of computer monitors and televisions to develop and implement plans for the handling and recycling of their products received at consolidation facilities in Maine beginning January 1, 2006.

IBM encourages all of its customers to recycle their used computer monitors and televisions. Beginning July 20, 2006, all waste computer monitors and televisions generated by households in Maine must be recycled (unless shipped out of state for disposal). Please contact your local municipality for information about how and where to recycle your computer monitors and television sets in your area.

For more information about Maine's E-Waste Law, please visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Web site.