New Electronic Recycling Law in New York – What You Need To Know

Thinking about just sticking that old television or computer monitor out on the curb with the rest of the trash? Well you better think again, because as of January 1, 2015 it is illegal to throw your old electronic items in the trash.

What items does this new law affect? Most all regular household and personal electronic products.

  • TVs
  • Laptops
  • Computers
  • VCRs, DVD players
  • Cable/Satellite boxes
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Mobile Phones
  • MP3 Players

Even something as simple as an old computer mouse is now illegal to dump into the trash. So what do you do?

Most cities and towns have scheduled days where you can dispose of your old electronics. This is one way to take advantage of getting rid of some items that you’re no longer using. Electronic recycling centers like ProTek can take care of that problem for you. Here’s a complete list of all of the electronics that we accept.If you are caught disposing of electronics improperly it could cost you a $100 fine. So before you toss that old iPod in the trash, remember it is against the law.

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