Electronic Waste Information by State
Planar believes that all electronic waste should be properly handled and disposed of at end-of-life in order to minimize risk to consumers and environmental impact. Planar does not dispose of electronic waste in landfills and works only with recyclers that have implemented an Environmental Management System certified to the ISO 14001:2004 standard. All recyclers must also be certified to at least one of the following standards: R2 and e-Stewards.
Planar encourages consumers to donate operable displays and other electronic devices to schools and non-profit organizations capable of putting them to good use. Some of these organizations include:
- Goodwill: http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/
- National Cristina Foundation: www.cristina.org/
- Recycles.org Equipment Donation: www.recycles.org/donate.php
- Operation Homelink: www.operationhomelink.org/
- Computers4Kids: www.c4k.org/
- Educational Assistance Ltd: www.inventorydonations.org/
Program Information by State
Certain states and municipalities have enacted programs for managing electronic waste. If donation is not an option, please visit the links below for information about the recycling programs available in your area:
- California: Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
- Connecticut: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- District of Columbia: Department of Public Works
- Hawaii: Department of Health
- Illinois: Environmental Protection Agency
- Indiana: Department of Environmental Management
- Maine: Department of Environmental Protection
- Maryland: Department of the Environment
- Michigan: Department of Environmental Quality
- Minnesota: Pollution Control Agency
- Missouri: Department of Natural Resources
- New Jersey:
- New York:
- North Carolina: Department of Environmental Quality
- Oklahoma: Department of Environmental Quality
- Rhode Island: Department of Environmental Management
- South Carolina: Department of Health and Environmental Control
- Texas: Commission on Environmental Quality
- Utah: Department of Environmental Quality
- Vermont: Department of Environmental Conservation
- Washington: Department of Ecology
- West Virginia: Solid Waste Management Board
Customers may use Planar’s TakeBack program by completing the Request for Recycling Form. You can recycle your desktop monitor, including shipping, at no charge to you. If required, packaging can also be provided to you at no cost.
You will be issued a pre-paid shipping label to use. Please take your desktop monitor to any UPS store or designated drop-off location.
If you are an Institutional Customer, please refer to the TakeBack for Institutional Customers document for specific information about the program.
For assistance recycling your desktop monitor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-204-3966.