New York State E-Waste Law

Effective April 1, 2011, New Yorkers are be able to recyle covered electronic waste for free.  The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse law requires  manufacturers of certain electronic equipment to provide convenient recycling of covered electronics to all residents of NYS.  There must be a mechanism in place for residents to dispose of their e-waste in every county in NY as well as every population center over 10,000. The law covers all NYS residents, businesses with less than 50 employees and nonprofits with less than 75 employees.  County transfer stations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties will accept all covered electronics at their sites at no charge.  The counties have contracted with Sunnking Electronics Recycling, Rochester, NY to pick up and recycle the collected e-waste.  Sunnking was the first NYS electronics recycler to achieve R2 Certification (Responsible Recycling).

Covered Electronics Include:

  • Computers (includes cables and cords)
  • Televisions
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Fax Machines
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • VCRs
  • DVRs
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • DVD Players
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Cable or Satellite Receivers
  • Electronic or Video Game Consoles                                                                                                                                                     

For more information on this legislations visit the NYS DEC website on e-waste.

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Three County Recycling List:
This list identifies items accepted by transfer stations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

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