NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act of 2010

The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act of 2010 requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state.

Beginning January 1, 2012, with the exception of individual and household consumers, all other NYS consumers includingbusinesses, private or public corporations, not for profit corporations and government entities, etc., may not dispose of, or place for collection intended for disposal, electronic waste* at a solid or hazardous waste management facility in the state.

Starting January 1, 2015, the individual and household disposal ban becomes effective. No entity may dispose of e-waste as trash in New York State.

E-waste can be recycled at the following locations in Rockland County

1)       Participating retailers

2)   Rockland Household Hazardous Waste Facility

  • Rockland County residents & small businesses only
  • Firemen’s Memorial Drive, Pomona
  • More information at 2016 HHW Brochure
  • HHW Hotline 845-364-2444

*Under the State Law, electronics include the following items:

  • Televisions (including cathode ray tubes)
  • Computers
  • Computer peripherals (i.e. monitors, keyboards, mice, facsimile machines, document scanners, and printers; including cable, cord or wiring incorporated into such product)
  • Small electronic equipment (VCR’s, digital video recorders, portable digital music players, DVD’s, digital converter boxes, cable or satellite receivers, electronic or video game consoles)
  • Small scale servers

If you have any questions please contact NYSDEC at 518-402-8788 or ewaste@dec.ny.gov.

For details on the New York State Law visit www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/65583.html.