Electronic-Waste Disposal, Essential Information for New Yorkers
Living in the city that produces more trash than any other in the United States requires that we constantly reassess how we dispose of our waste. An important rethinking of trash disposal in the 21st century is e-waste recycling. E-waste includes computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones and other electronic devices. Read all about e-waste recycling on NYC.gov here.
Starting late 2009, under NYC's Electronic Equipment Collection, Recycling and Reuse Act (Local Law 13 of 2008), New Yorkers can return used electronics to the manufacturer for recycling. After July 1, 2010, it will be illegal for New Yorkers to dispose of these items in the trash.
Items covered by the law
The following electronic equipment will be covered by Local Law 13 (of 2008):
Portable digital music players
While cell phones are not covered by NYC’s new electronic recycling law, current New York State law requires that all cell phone service providers in the State accept cell phones for reuse or recycling from any person at no cost (limit 10 per person per day).