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  1. Management of Special Wastes in North Carolina - NC Electronics program Shawn McKee – Environmental Senior Specialist NCDENR Division of Waste Management - Solid Waste Section NC SWANA Conference October 2014, Wrightsville Beach

  2. NC Electronics program:Manufacturer responsibilities

  3. NC’s Electronics Recycling *TVs and Computers banned from NC landfills on January 1, 2011

  4. Collection trends • Are we at peak TVs?? Peak CRTs?? • FY13-14 reporting indicates many Counties are now seeing around 70% of their electronics weight is TVs • Counties with “older” (8-10 years) electronics recycling programs are seeing closer to 50% TVs

  5. What is NCDENR doing? • Working with manufacturers to help them understand their obligations • Work with other states & EPA • State Electronics Recycling Service Contract • Best management practices for electronics management • Facilitate the sharing of information between local governments

  6. NC’s Manufacturers Responsibility Law for Electronics • The law covers computers and TVs disposed of by residential consumers

  7. Television recycling • 20,726,028 lbs. of TVs processed from NC in FY12-13 at $0.15/pound equals: =$3,108,904

  8. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) construction PANEL GLASS – (screen) 2/3 of the CRT’s mass. 0-4% lead oxide FUNNEL - 22%-28% lead oxide NECK –30% lead oxide SOLDER (or Frit) -70-85% lead YOKE - The coils of copperwirearound the neck of the CRT are known as the yoke; desirable to scavengers

  9. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Lead Content • Average weight of a CRT television – 40 lbs. • A CRT TV is approximately 60% glass • Approximately 15% of this glass is lead • = 3.6 lbs. of lead per television As of June 30, 2013, over 54 million pounds of televisions have been recycled in NC If all were CRTs = Close to 5 million pounds of lead

  10. Limited markets can lead to….

  11. And scavenging and dumping…

  12. CRT Downstream Markets CRT downstream markets are changing rapidly • Smelting (3 major smelters in US & Can) - ~30,000 tons • Glass-to-glass: ~80,000 tons (VideoCon in India) • ADC for MSW - 50,000 tons (Kuusakoski) Doe Run, Missouri

  13. CRT Downstream Markets… • Deleading/Glass Separation: • Dlubak Glass • NulifeGlass - NY - 200 Mill tons • Ceramic Tiles: • Com2 - 15,000 tons (production to start by Nov 2014) • Fireclay tile, California • And others Glass tiles for residential made from CRT glass

  14. Shawn McKee Shawn.McKee@ncdenr.gov 1646 MSC Raleigh NC 27699-1646 217 West Jones Street 919 707-8284