NYS Disposal Ban
As of January 1, 2015, consumers are no longer allowed to dispose of certain types of electronic equipment in landfills, waste-to-energy facilities, in the trash, or at curbside for trash pickup. Instead, consumers now have several legal options to properly dispose of e-waste.
- Give your e-waste to a registered e-waste recycler
- Bring your e-waste to a collection site
- Mail it back through program
Manufacturers are required to accept their own brand of equipment in addition to one piece of electronic waste of any manufacturer’s brand if offered by a consumer with the purchase of electronic equipment. However, this still requires the consumer to bring their electronics to a location or mail them back to the manufacturer. This becomes time consuming if you have a lot of electronics to dispose of that are from different manufacturers.
Why You Should Recycle with ProTek Recycling
At ProTek Recycling we come to you to pickup your e-waste. There are no restrictions when it comes to manufacturer and we take many different electronics. When you use ProTek data shredding services, we also provide you with a certificate of serialized destruction showing that we properly destroyed your data.
A Few More Reasons to Choose ProTek Recycling:
- We’re available in New York City, New York State, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut.
- We don’t view, access or copy your data.
- We are a registered New York State electronic waste recycling facility.
- We create relationships with our clients to provide the best service and recycling experience you can have.
What Qualifies a Company to be an Electronic Waste Recycling Facility
- Completing the registration process – This is a one-time registration done through the State of New York
- Submitting annual reports – For compliance purposes, the site must submit annual reports that detail their site activities
- Proof of proper waste storage – Waste sites must use a fully enclosed building or secured container to store all e-waste until it is properly disposed of or recycled
- One-year rule – A site can only keep electronic waste on-site for one year from the date it was collected. Then the site must recycle or dispose of the waste in accordance with the state and EPA regulations.
- Comply with the disposal ban – Electronic waste collection sites cannot dispose of electronic waste at a hazardous waste management facility or any solid waste facility. Instead, they must follow federal and state rules for disposing and/or recycling materials
Companies and consumers trust ProTek Recycling to collect and dispose of their e-waste because we are a qualified waste collection firm. Are you ready to get started? Contact ProTek Recycling for your free quote! We look forward to working with you.