You can’t throw your old TV or computer in the trash. Violate New York law.
And if you don’t want to wait for the quarterly free drop-off event, you can bring it to a collection site or store that charges a fee.
not so long. After January 1st, consumers will no longer be charged an electronic recycling fee. At that time, new regulations will come into effect in New York State to make it easier to recycle electronics.
Niagara County Environmental Coordinator Dawn M. Timm said:
That means there could be more places to pick up computers and TVs, and fewer, if any, big collection day events.
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“The new regulations say no one can pay for recycling electronics, not consumers or places. Manufacturers will have to cover the costs,” said Adam Shine, president of Sun King. “While we are thrilled to have more sites available for free, with access to more drop-off locations there is still a need for large collection events like we have done in the past. Is not it? “
The Sun King said this Saturday’s dropoff at the West New York Developmental Disabilities Services office on East and West Road in West Seneca could be the last major event. Over 1,600 people registered for the free event.
Sunnking’s marketing director, Robert Burns, said the company is prepared to wait to meet the new regulations. We are not committed to continuing the event next year.
The company makes a profit by dismantling the materials and selling the goods. As the large drop-off events have grown, the large drop-offs have drawn up to 2,000 people and each event he has collected over 200,000 pounds of waste. It also increased operating costs, Barnes said.
Burns said Sunking began waiving drop-off fees at partner locations on Nov. 1.
New York State passed the E-Waste Recycling Act in 2010, and one of its requirements was that manufacturers pay for the collection of their e-waste. According to Tim, it’s based on the official, with some manufacturers stopping payments earlier this year when they realized they had met their payment quotas.
Recyclers started charging fees, which was passed on to consumers.
Tim believes local governments will be hesitant to restart collection programs at first. However, they may change their minds after hearing input from voters.
“No matter where you live, if you can’t dispose of something, the first thing you call is the local government,” she said. “My hope is that more collection sites will reopen and retailers will participate.”