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North Carolina Electronics Management Program

Definitions

Computer equipment

Any desktop computer, notebook computer, monitor or video display unit for a computer system, and the keyboard, mice, other peripheral equipment, and a printing device such as a printer, a scanner, a combination print-scanner-fax machine, or other device designed to produce hard paper copies from a computer. Computer equipment does not include an automated typewriter, professional workstation, server, ICI device, ICI system, mobile telephone, portable handheld calculator, portable digital assistant (PDA), MP3 player, or other similar device; an automobile; a television; a household appliance; a large piece of commercial or industrial equipment, such as commercial medical equipment, that contains a cathode ray tube, a cathode ray tube device, a flat panel display, or similar video display device that is contained within, and is not separate from, the larger piece of equipment, or other medical devices as that term is defined under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Television

Any electronic device that contains a tuner that locks on to a selected carrier frequency and is capable of receiving and displaying of television or video programming via broadcast, cable, or satellite, including, without limitation, any direct view or projection television with a viewable screen of nine inches or larger whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube (CRT), plasma, liquid crystal display (LCD), digital light processing (DLP), liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), silicon crystal reflective display (SXRD), light emitting diode (LED), or similar technology marketed and intended for use by a consumer primarily for personal purposes. The term does not include computer equipment.

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Questions about the North Carolina electronics recycling program and requirements may be addressed to Shawn McKee at shawn.mckee@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8284 or you may also contact Ellen Lorscheider at ellen.lorscheider@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8245.

 

Additonal information on other topics such as the State Electronics Recycling Service Contract 926C, best management practices for electronics management, materials to assist local governments' recycling efforts, and the Recycling Markets Directory can be found through the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service Recycling Information for Local Government Recycling Programs.

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