Electronic Waste Management
Starting January 1, 2015, New Yorkers may not dispose of electronic waste with other garbage. E-Waste must be disposed of in a manner prescribed by law. There have already been several instances of businesses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and other New York locations, receiving fines for improper disposure of E-Waste.
Electronic Equipment Covered by New York State’s E-Waste Management Law:
- Computers (including laptops, desktops, tablets and e-readers) You should erase personal information before recycling.
- Cathode ray tubes
- Computer peripherals (including any cable, cord, or wiring accompanying the computer peripheral.)
- Electronic keyboards
- Electronic mice or similar pointing devices
- Facsimile machines, document scanners, and printers (only those intended for use with a computer and weighing less than 100 lbs.)
- Small electronic equipment (including any cable, cord, or wiring accompanying the small electronic equipment.)
- Digital video recorders (DVRs)
- Portable digital music players
- DVD players (including projectors with DVD player capabilities intended for home-use)
- Digital converter boxes
- Cable or satellite receivers (including digital media receivers)
- Electronic or video game consoles (including both handheld devices and those intended for use with a video display device)
- Small scale servers
Failure to dispose of E-waste properly can lead to a $100 fine per violation. Signature Relocations can help you identity what pieces of electronic trash needs to be disposed of, and help you get rid of it. Help save the environment and avoid fines by choosing Signature Relocations.