SAFE AND PROPER DISPOSAL OF KYOCERA MFPs, AND PRINTERS

Certain Kyocera MFPs and printers utilize mercury in the liquid crystal display (LCD) operation panel or exposure lamp to enhance lighting efficiency. These components should only be serviced or replaced by a Kyocera authorized service technician. Customers disposing of Kyocera MFPs or printers with mercury-containing components must do so in accordance with Federal and state requirements.

The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) maintains a national list of electronics reuse and recycling options. Check with the organizations listed at www.eiae.org to determine whether they accept copiers or printers with LCDs or exposure lamps that may contain mercury.

The statements below address requirements enacted by the states of Connecticut and Vermont to ensure the proper disposal of components containing mercury.

Beginning July 1, 2004, Connecticut requires manufacturers to inform their customers about the presence of mercury that is intentionally added to products manufactured after January 1, 2004. Vermont requires manufacturers to inform their customers about the presence of mercury that is intentionally added to products manufactured after July 1, 2004. Check the Care and Use Manual for your Kyocera MFP or printer to determine if it includes a mercury warning statement in those states.

How do I properly dispose of my MFP or printer?
Because MFP and printer components containing mercury can be regulated as hazardous waste, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation recommend sending copiers and printers to an electronic disassembler or recycler authorized by the state to remove and dispose of the mercury containing components.

The DEP maintains a list of commercial recyclers and brokers that accept mercury-containing lamps at http://www.dep.state.ct.us/wst/recycle/fllist.htm. Several of these companies also accept electronic products, including copiers and printers for recycling, Vermont maintains a similar list at http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/e-waste. Customers intending to dispose of Kyocera MFPs and printers in those states should contact the listed facilities to identify the types of products they accept and the conditions for delivery.