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 safely dispose of e-waste.
- Take electronics to a tech firm or the manufacturer
- Donate your unwanted electronics
- Sell your unwanted electronics
- Give your e-waste to a certified e-waste recycler
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 pick up your e-waste. There are no restrictions when it comes to manufacturer and we take many different types of electronics. We also provide you with a certificate and chain of custody to keep on record showing that we properly destroyed your data.
A few more reasons to choose ProTek Recycling:
- We’re available in Manhattan, Boston, and the Capital Region
- No documentation to complete
- We don’t view, access or copy your data
- We qualify as an electronic waste recycling facility under the State of New York
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.