Plug in to Electronics Recycling

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Plug In To Electronics Recycling

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With holiday cheer and gifts galore, many of you will have received new electronic equipment. As you switch out the old and welcome the new, please remember to recycle your electronics responsibly. It is illegal to dispose of old, unwanted televisions and other covered electronic equipment (CEE) in the trash.

Common electronics that MUST be recycled:

   --     Computers     --     Printers     --     Monitors     --     Televisions     --     Tablets     --

How Do I Recycle My Electronics?

Under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, manufacturers are required to provide consumers a free and convenient opportunity to recycle their equipment or one piece of CEE from another manufacturer with the purchase of the same type.

Depending on a specific manufacturer's acceptance program, CEE recycling opportunities may include:

  • Mail back programs
  • Local collection events
  • Permanent collection locations
  • Free at-home pickup, when no other free and convenient option is available

Electronics Recycling in New York State

The NYS Electronic Recycling and Reuse Act has driven the collection and recycling of more than 520 million pounds -- or 260,000 tons -- of electronic waste (e-waste) from 2011 to 2016. Learn more about electronics recycling in DEC's second Electronic Waste Recycling Report, which documents e-waste recycling from 2013 to 2015, and outlines the strengths and challenges of the State's e-waste recycling program

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