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New York State Covered Electronic Equipment

The table below lists equipment that is considered to be "covered electronic equipment" (CEE) under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (39 KB PDF) (Act) at this time. Following the table is a list of equipment that does not qualify as CEE at this time. The lists are subject to modification as technological developments result in new electronic equipment and/or functional or other changes to products to occur. If you are unsure whether or not a piece of equipment falls within the scope of the Act, please contact the NYS E-waste Recycling Team at (518) 402-8706 or by e-mail.

Instructions for Electronic Equipment Manufacturers:

It is the manufacturer's responsibility to determine whether or not its electronic equipment is covered under the Act. A manufacturer may submit a request for a CEE determination to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) in writing via e-mail or regular mail to:

Product Stewardship & Waste Reduction Section
Division of Materials Management
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7253

Such determination requests must include: the manufacturer's name; brand name(s); the product's technical specifications; and a link to the product in question, if available. The Department will review a request for a CEE determination and provide a determination directly to the requesting manufacturer. The Department may also, on its own initiative, make a determination as to whether a subcategory of equipment falls under the scope of CEE. All new determinations will be posted on this webpage. An entity meeting the definition of manufacturer under the Act due to the addition of a newly-determined subcategory of CEE will have to register its brands with the Department. The Department will try to reach out to manufacturers of CEE that is added to the list; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure compliance with the Act. Please be sure to check this page regularly for any newly-added CEE.

New York State Covered Electronic Equipment Last Updated: May 9, 2019
Type of Covered Electronic Equipment Subcategory and/or Description
Cathode Ray Tube
Computer*

All-in-one

Desktop
E-reader
Interactive flat panel display (w/ processor)
Laptop
Mini
Tablet
Thin client
Virtual reality headset (w/ processor)
Workstation
Computer Peripheral* 3-D printer (intended for use w/ a computer and weighing <100 lbs.)
Document scanner (intended for use w/ a computer and weighing <100 lbs.)
Electronic keyboard
Electronic mouse or similar pointing device
Facsimile machine (intended for use w/ a computer and weighing <100 lbs.)
Label printer (intended for use w/ a computer and weighing <100 lbs.)
Monitor (>4" diagonally)
Printer (intended for use w/ a computer and weighing <100 lbs.)
Small Electronic Equipment* Cable or satellite receiver
Digital converter box
Digital video disc (DVD) player
Digital video recorder (DVR)
Electronic or video game console (handheld and those intended for use w/ a video display device)
Portable digital music player (w/ memory capability)
Projector w/ DVD player capability
Videocassette recorder (VCR)
Small Scale Server* Designed in a desktop or similar form factor and capable of supporting only a single processor
Television* >4" diagonally

*including any cable, cord, or wiring accompanying the covered electronic equipment.

Covered Electronic Equipment Does Not Include:

Any motor vehicle or any part thereof; camera or video camera; portable or stationary radio; household appliances such as clothes washers, clothes dryers, refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens, ovens, ranges or dishwashers; equipment that is functionally or physically part of a larger piece of equipment intended for use in an industrial, research and development or commercial setting; security or anti-terrorism equipment; monitoring and control instrument or system; thermostat; hand-held transceiver; telephone of any type; portable digital assistant or similar device; calculator; global positioning system (GPS) receiver or similar navigation device; a server other than a small-scale server; a cash register or retail self-checkout system; a stand-alone storage product intended for use in industrial, research and development or commercial settings; commercial medical equipment that contains within it a cathode ray tube, a flat panel display or similar video display device, and is not separate from the larger piece of equipment; other medical devices as that term is defined under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; lighting ballast with circuit board; portable wand scanner; UPS battery; digital picture frame; temperature monitoring device; whiteboard as a display surface only; standalone karaoke machine; single function tag reader; smart speaker, handheld label machine not used with a computer; RFID tag; HDMI switch; video baby monitor; external hard drive with only a storage function; or preamplifier.


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