West Virginia has repealed a ban on the landfilling of televisions and other devices.
The state's landfill ban on select electronics had been in place since Jan. 1, 2011. But House Bill 4540, signed into law March 10, amends wording in that legislation to remove the prohibition. The law does allow communities to prohibit landfilling in their own areas if "cost-effective" recycling alternatives exist.
The legislation goes into effect July 1. It had passed in the House on Feb. 22 and the Senate on March 7. It covers televisions, computers and display devices.