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The Pulse of ITAD: Stores Pay Millions in CA Hazardous Waste Disposal Suits

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Several major retailers including Walgreens, Ross Stores, and Bed Bath and Beyond have agreed to pay over $8 million in recent months to settle accusations they illegally land filled electronics and other hazardous waste in California. In one case, trashed e-scrap was suspected to have ignited two fires.

Several major retailers including Walgreens, Ross Stores, and Bed Bath and Beyond have agreed to pay over $8 million in recent months to settle accusations they illegally land filled electronics and other hazardous waste in California. In one case, trashed e-scrap was suspected to have ignited two fires. The legal actions were the first time in two years that California officials have forced retailers into large settlements over hazardous waste disposal. In December 2018, Target agreed to pay $7.4 million as part of a hazardous waste settlement.

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