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N.Y.S. Manufacturers Electronics Take Back Program Compliant and Non Compliant List of Items

Legislature passed what is arguably the most progressive electronics recycling law

April 1st, 2011, New New York State
e-Waste Measure Law starts Today

The Electronic Equipment Covered by the Law Includes:


April 1st 2011

    The Electronic Equipment Covered by the Law Includes:

  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Cathode ray tubes( Whole unit, Monitor or TV)
  • Small scale servers (has personal computer like functions/not a large commercial server)
  • Computer peripherals (including any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into the computer peripheral.)
    • Monitors
    • Electronic keyboards
    • Electronic mice or similar pointing devices
    • Facsimile machines, document scanners, and printers (only those intended for use with a computer and weighing less than 100 lbs.) No Copiers included!
  • Small electronic equipment (including any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into the small electronic equipment.)
    • VCRs
    • Digital video recorders
    • Portable digital music players
    • DVD players
    • Digital converter boxes
    • Cable or satellite receivers
    • Electronic or video game consoles
  • Not Covered

  • Microwaves, House hold appliances, Non digital video recorder like a camcorder, radios, stereo's, speakers not associated with a computer, Telephones of any type, PDA's

You may bring these not covered items as well as some other items but a modest fee will be charged.

April 1st 2011

"Albany, NY - Legislature passed what is arguably the most progressive electronics recycling law in the country May 30th 2010, finally ensuring that all of the state's residents will have access to free and convenient recycling for their old and unwanted TVs, computers and other electronics. " The law start date is April 1st 2011.

Passage of the e-waste measure

New York now joins 22 other states in mandating that manufacturers bear the responsibility for taking back their toxin-containing used electronics from consumers for responsible recycling. This approach not only gets these dangerous products out of our landfills and incinerators where they can contaminate water and air, it also removes the burden of handling this fastest-growing part of the waste stream from municipalities and taxpayers. Equally importantly, by shifting the costs of end-of-life waste management to the manufacturers, it encourages them to design products in the first instance that are easier - and hence cheaper - to recycle in the first place. Ultimately, this should result in products that have fewer toxic components, and more reusable and recyclable components, requiring less use of virgin materials."

"Requiring product manufacturers to take financial responsibility for the collection and safe disposal and recycling of used electronic equipment. -Covering a broad scope of products, including televisions, computer monitors, computers, keyboards, mice, printers and cables. -Imposing strong collection standards that give manufacturers latitude to create collection programs that fit their specific business model so long as they collect the statutory minimum amount of waste each year." reported

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