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New e-Waste Law Takes Effect in New York State

New York E-waste Recycling Law Now in Effect

NY Times article April 2, 2011

NYS DEC Consumers of Covered Electronic Equipment Guidance and …

I have brought old computer equipment and monitors to Best Buy in Vestal, NY and the Chenango County Recycling Program located at the transfer station in North Norwich.  

The Best Buy dropoff went smoothly and once I entered the store I was done within 3 minutes. 

Best Buy Recycling Program

The Chenago County Landfill charges $1.25 for recycling a complete computer.  You place the equipment inside the "Latex Paint Recycling Room".

Chenango County Recycling

I suggest that you call before taking eqipment for recycling.  I have found that some of the sites listed on the MRM website no longer exist or do not accept electronic waste.

MRM Recycling

MRM Recycling Vendor Requirements

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


E-Gad An eye opening article about e-waste.

Click on the link above to read "E-Gad", an eye opening article about e-waste Follow the link on the bottom of page one of this article to read page 2.

PBS - Frontline Video e-waste

If a picture is worth a thousand words than this video must be worth a whole lot more. From the west coast of the USA to Hong Kong to Ghana, follow the trail of e-waste and see the environmental degradation and danger to human health caused by its processing.

e Waste comes back?

Does the toxic waste we send around the world come back to poision children in the United States?

EPA Lead in Toy Jewelry

What does the Environmental Protection Agency say about the hazzards of lead?

 Centers for Disease Control



Toy Recalls - CDC

Woman cooking a circuit board.

Images 2007 Stuart Isett/www.isett.com

Burning television

Cooking up some toxic jewelery?

 Images 2007 Stuart Isett/www.isett.com

 Children standing in front of smoldering electronic waste dump.

 Children standing in front of smoldering electronic waste dump just outside of the Alaba market in Lagos, Nigeria. Burned electronic waste produced polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and heavy metal emissions - carcinogenic and highly toxic chemicals. These children live next to the dump. (Image: 4337) Basel Action Network -------------------------------------------------------------------------

 RESOURCES The Public Broadcasting System: Frequently Asked Questions on E-Waste PBS FAQ on e Waste

 A list of companies that have signed the Electronic Recycler's Pledge of True Stewardship

Electronic Recycler's Pledge of True Stewardship

The following two companies have signed the Electronic Recycler's Pledge of True Stewardship AND are located in the state of New York. ADVANCED RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY, INC.


 WeRecycle! LLC

WeRecycle! LLC

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition is a diverse organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry.

 Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Electronics TakeBack Coalition So far, 19 states, plus New York City have passed legislation mandating statewide e-waste recycling. Several more states are considering legislation in 2009.

Electronics TakeBack Coalition

 A starting point to learn more about Toxic Materials in Electronic Products

Toxic Materials in Electronic Products

The U.S. government has this “Checklist for the Selection of Electronic Recycling Services”. Does it ask all the important questions?

U.S. e waste Checklist