Unlawful Disposal of Hazardous Waste in California
AT&T paid $21.8 million in civil penalties and costs to resolve allegations that hundreds of its California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period. AT&T also agreed to spend at least $2 million over the next five years to implement environmental compliance measures. The state claimed that, from January 2005 through November 2014, more than 200 AT&T warehouse and dispatch facilities unlawfully handled and disposed of various materials, including electronic equipment, batteries, aerosol cans, and various gels and liquids. The company allegedly sent these materials to local landfills that were not permitted to receive them.
- Misconduct Type
- Enforcement Agency
- Contracting Party
- Court Type
- Date of Settlement Announcement