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Texas Computer-Equipment Recycling Program

Effective September 1, 2008, the State of Texas enacted into law HB 2714. This law requires manufacturers of computer equipment devices to provide Texas households and home businesses with a free and reasonable convenient collection of unwanted computers, monitors, keyboards and mice for reuse and/or recycling.

The following devices are covered under the Texas law:

• Monitors;
• Desktop computers;
• Notebook computers; and
• Keyboard and mouse.

All manufacturers of computer systems that brand these devices with their logo or tags are required to accept the devices from consumers to be reused and/or recycled in accordance with the procedures outlined in HB 2714. If a manufacturer of computer systems does not have an approved recycled plan registered with the TCEQ, they are prohibited from selling their product in the state of Texas.

Any of these devices that bare the manufacturers logo or tag regardless of age, must be accepted back to the manufacturer at no cost to the consumer. The consumer is responsible for any confidential information left on the computer and may be required to pay a fee for the safe removal of such confidential information. Business, government and schools do not qualify for free recycling -- only consumers of computer equipment purchased primarily for personal or home-business use.

NorTex has never branded any monitor, keyboard or mouse. The only branded devices with NorTex's name, logo or branding on them are desktop computers or notebook computers.

Consumers can return their old computer equipment for recycling to NorTex Technology Services, LLC at 1020 Fort Worth Highway, Suite 300, Weatherford, TX 76086 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (excluding holidays). If you should need to call us, we can be reached at 817.599.5494.

For computer equipment not manufactured by NorTex, please visit TCEQ Computer Recycling Homepage for a listing of participating manufacturers.