E-Waste Legislation

NY State Legislation:
The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Article 27, Title 26 of the Environmental Conservation Law) was signed into law by the governor on May 28, 2010 with oversight by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  The law ensures that every New Yorker will have the opportunity to recycle their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner.  It requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state.  Consumers eligible for free and convenient recycling include individuals, for-profit businesses, corporations with less than 50 full time employees, not-for-profit corporations with less than 75 full time employees, not-for-profit corporations designated under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, schools, or governmental entities located in NYS.  For-profit businesses with 50 or more full time employees and not-for-profit corporations with 75 or more full time employees may be charged.  Manufacturers may also charge for “premium services” such as data destruction and door-to-door pickup.

In all cases, the law requires that eligible consumers and businesses bring their items to a designated location (collection event or drop-off location).  What the law does not require is for manufacturers to provide a system to help you remove the items from your home or business.  This is where 4th Bin can help…

4th Bin is registered as an Electronic Waste Consolidation Facility.