New computers and toys mean piles of packing materials and newly obsolete home electronics. But there's no need to throw away holiday trash like Christmas lights, packing materials or even an old TV set.
The pile of discarded TVs and monitors is growing at Eugene area recycling centers because of a new law that went into effect this month in Oregon: Your old TV sets, monitors and computers are banned from garbage.
Computers, monitors, laptops and TVs will be banned from landfills. The law is supposed to encourage recycling, but some environmental advocates worry people will ditch their electronics in rivers and woods instead.