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Electronic Waste Requirements for Solid/Hazardous Waste Facilities and Haulers/Transporters

Solid Waste Management Facilities, Hazardous Waste Management Facilities and Waste Haulers/Transporters play an important role in ensuring the success of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. More information on their requirements are detailed in Section 27-2611 of the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (PDF) (39 kB).

Solid Waste or Hazardous Waste Management Facility Requirements

  1. In accordance with the disposal ban requirements of Section 27-2611 of the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, note the following dates when covered electronic equipment may no longer be accepted for disposal at a solid waste or hazardous waste management facility:
    • April 1, 2011 - from any electronic equipment manufacturer, retailer, or owner or operator of an electronic waste collection site, consolidation facility, or recycling facility.
    • January 1, 2012 - from any person other than an individual, or household consumer.
    • January 1, 2015 - from any person.
  2. An owner or operator of a solid waste management facility or hazardous waste management facility must educate users of such facility on the proper methods for the recycling of electronic waste. Such education shall include:
    • providing written information to users (i.e. residents, businesses, waste haulers/transporters, etc.) of such facility regarding the proper methods for recycling electronic waste; and
    • posting, in conspicuous locations at such facility, signs stating that electronic waste may not be disposed of at the facility as required by the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.

Solid Waste Hauler/Transporter Requirements

Persons engaged in the collection of solid waste for delivery to a NYS solid waste management facility (i.e. private or municipal solid waste haulers/transporters) must provide written information to users (i.e. residents, businesses, government entities, etc.) of such facility regarding the proper methods for the recycling of electronic waste.

Example Written Information

The following is an example of written information which may be provided to users of the above facilities or hauler/transporter services:

"New York State law requires manufacturers to take responsibility for recycling many types of electronic equipment they have produced, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc. Manufacturers now provide free and convenient acceptances programs for NYS consumers to properly reuse and recycle their waste electronic equipment.

Beginning January 1, 2012, with the exception of individual and household consumers, all other NYS consumers including businesses, 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 (such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc.) at a solid or hazardous waste management facility in the state.

Beginning January 1, 2015, this disposal ban will apply to all persons in the state, including individual and household consumers.

Consumers should visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/66872.html, for a full list of the types of electronic equipment covered by this law and to learn how they may properly manage their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner."