A major manufacturer of tech hardware and gadgets will pay $450,000 for hazardous waste violations in the state of California.
According to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the company violated US EPA RCRA rules and California’s Health and Safety Code (HSC) when it shredded nearly two million pounds of electronic waste at facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, CA without submitting proper paperwork or complying with regulations for universal waste.
In addition, the company failed to properly identify and label dust from electronics shredding—which contained copper and zinc—as hazardous waste before sending it for disposal. As a result, the waste was transported without proper labels or a hazardous waste manifest.
The company also failed to provide notice to DTSC when it closed its facilities. See DTSC’s hazardous waste enforcement press release here.
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