- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in Syracuse are getting serious about stemming the number of old televisions that wind up at the city’s public works garage.

The Department of Public Works began telling residents several years ago not to put old TVs out with the garbage. But DPW crews always picked them up anyway and dumped them in piles and in shipping containers at the department’s garage.

DPW officials tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse (https://bit.ly/1C3V5RW ) that there are now at least 1,000 trashed TVs piled up. It will cost the city an estimated $40,000 to $60,000 to dispose of them.

Starting next week, residents who leave TVs or computer monitors at the curb could be fined $225.

A new state law makes it illegal for individuals to put TVs and computers in the trash or to take them to waste facilities.


Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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