GLRPPR Sector Resource: Iowa Electronics Waste Characterization Study
Iowa Electronics Waste Characterization Study
This study was undertaken to address the significant waste management and environmental issues represented
in the large and growing number of personal computers, computer monitors, televisions, and related equipment entering the Iowa waste stream. Computers and related electronic equipment are one of the fastest growing segments of the municipal and commercial waste stream, in Iowa and nationwide. Environmentally, they are a concern for several reasons, principally leaded glass in computer monitors, and lead, mercury, and other heavy metals in a wide variety of electronic equipment.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Date of Publication:
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)
One East Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820