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List of Electronic Waste Recyclers

Selecting a Reputable Recycler

When electronic waste is sent for recycling, the generator of that equipment is ultimately responsible for selecting a reputable recycler. Guidance is available to assist businesses, institutions, government, municipalities, and collectors in their selection process. Links to the following resources are available on the right side of this page under "Links Leaving DEC's Website":

  • Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) Checklist for selection of Electronics Reuse and Recycling Services - This checklist will guide you in answering some basic questions about an electronic waste recycler, and can be completed over the phone.
  • Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) Guidelines for On-Site Reviews of Electronics Recyclers - This form will guide you in answering questions about an electronics recycler's practices, and can be completed at a dismantler/recycler's facility.
  • Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs - These guidelines were developed through a stakeholder process that included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to select an environmentally sound electronics recycler.
  • e-Stewards Certification Program - The result of long collaboration between the environmental community and leaders in the recycling, auditing, occupational health, data security, and manufacturing industries as well as from the accredited third party certification industry. It is the standard that will be applied in the e-Stewards third party audited, accredited certification for electronics recyclers.

List of Used Electronic Waste Recyclers

A list of recycling facilities registered under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act is available.