New Law Banning E-Waste with Regular Trash Goes into Effect

The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which was signed into law by the governor on May 28, 2010, took effect in full on Jan. 1, 2015. Overseeing the law’s enforcement is the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Businesses and households are no longer allowed to dispose of their e-waste by placing it for collection intended for processing at a solid waste or hazardous waste management facility. In short, you can’t place e-waste at the curb with normal trash and recycling.

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