After Sunday’s magnitude 6.0 quake caused major damage in Napa, the city is struggling to keep up with the amount of debris being disposed.
California has the strictest e-waste laws in the nation, but a KPIX5 investigation discovered the strict laws have led to dumping our electronic junk in someone else’s back yard, causing serious damage.
Consumers who buy a new TV or computer pay an extra fee to dispose of old electronics. But the owner of a company that disposes of electronic waste has made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees, and left behind quite a mess.
Santa Clara County supervisors have passed a bill that aims to stop electronic waste such as computers from being shipped overseas for recycling.