The glass that contains CRTs is a huge cost for Regional Computer to recycle, Siejak said. CRTs have dropped considerably in popularity with the rise of newer-type of televisions, such as plasma and LCD. There are also health and environmental concerns with CRTs.
And the time may come when Regional Computer won't collect the CRT items.
"It's very likely in the near future they may not collect those CRT devices at all," Siejak said.
It's an industry-wide issue, as there's no market for the CRTs, Supervisor
For the electronics with CRTs in them, their entire weight will not count toward the recycling program, Siejak said.
"If they want to take them and even if we don't get credit for them, that's fine with me," Councilman
In July town residents recycled 2,126 pounds of electronics, netting
For the year,
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