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Laptops are displayed for a photograph, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in New York. Starting Jan. 1, the final phase of New York's 2010 electronics recycling law takes effect, making it illegal for consumers to throw so-called "e-waste" in the garbage. Associated Press photo.

Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York

ALBANY — If Santa brings you a shiny new laptop, video game console or flat-screen TV, don’t toss the old one in the trash. Starting Jan. 1, the final phase of New York’s 2010 electronics recycling law takes effect, making…


Colorful binders in the back-to-school section at the Mohawk Commons Target. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

School starts with paper blizzard

By MARGARET HARTLEY School has started again, with all its promise of new knowledge and new friendships. And, of course, the promise of a new season of waste and trash. And paper. So much paper. It started even before the…