According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 200 million pieces of computer-related e-waste are generated annually but only 18 percent of it is recycled. State law now requires television and computer equipment manufacturers to offer opportunities for consumer to recycle these electronics. Texas has two programs requiring manufacturers to recycle computers and televisions through free shipping or drop-off programs. For information, visit TexasRecyclesTVs.org or TexasRecyclesComputers.org.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also offers a toll-free helpline for questions about electronic recycling—1.855.TV.Recycle (1.855.887.3292). Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.