With 2015 officially upon us, several new laws are now in effect here in the state of New York.  One of the most substantial includes how residents and homeowners will be allowed to dispose of their old, unwanted and damaged electronic devices.  Many states have already adopted the ban on proper disposal of personal electronics, which includes items such as computers, televisions, monitors and many other common electronics.     

The new law, which states, "No individual or household shall place or dispose of any electronic waste in any solid waste management facility, or place electronic waste for collection which is intended for disposal at a solid waste management facility or hazardous waste management facility in this state," went into effect on January 1st 2015, and will be enforced throughout the entire state of New York.  Those who violate these new laws are subject to fines of $100 for each improperly discarded electronic item.

List of Electronic Items Banned from Garbage Pickup

While the complete list of items is rather extensive, here are some of the most common electronic items that will need to be taken to an electronic recycling center:

  • Televisions Sets  
  • Computer Monitors
  • Cathode Ray Tubes
  • Computers and Servers
  • Keyboards and Computer Mouse
  • Electronic Peripherals
  • Video Games and Consoles
  • VCR and DVD Players
  • Personal and Handheld Electronics
  • Music players and Stereos
  • Converter Boxes and Satellite Dishes
  • Printers and Fax Machines

Where to Properly Recycle Electronics in NY?

If you're in Monroe County, you can take your unwanted electronic devices to EcoPark, a designated electronic recycling center for proper and lawful disposal.  They are located at 10 Avion Drive in Rochester NY, and can be reached by calling 585-753-7600 or contacted through their website at www2.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.

For additional details on New York's new electronics disposal laws, or to learn how these new regulations may affect you, please be sure to review the complete details on our website's new Electronics Recycling page.

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