Comcast has reached a settlement with California over the company illegally disposing remote controls, modems, routers, adapters and other waste. The MSO has agreed to pay $25.95 million to California, according to a report in Fierce Cable.
“This agreement holds Comcast accountable for breaking the law and puts strict measures in place to prevent them from putting Californians and our environment at risk in the future,” California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a statement.
According to the state, Comcast has been illegally dumping electronic devices in areas that aren’t equipped to dispose of said items properly. Comcast was also accused of improperly storing and labeling that waste.
Of the $25.95 million, $1.6 million will provide lab equipment for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and $2.25 million will be paid to create public service announcements about proper handling of hazardous waste. Comcast must also spend a minimum of $700,000 to improve its policies around waste disposal.
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