December 31, 2014

New phase of e-recycling to go into effect

ALBANY, N.Y. – The final phase of the New York Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act goes into effect January 1 making it illegal to throw old electronics in the trash.

Waste collectors cannot pick up discarded electronics, but there are hundreds of locations in the Capital Region that will properly recycle old electronics for free.

Many unused electronics stay tucked away in a corner collecting dust, or they’re tossed in the dump.

“They’ve sat in a box,” Albany resident Robert Morrissette said. “I haven’t done much with them.”

In the final phase of the act, consumers are required to recycle their e-waste rather than put it outside for garbage pick-up.


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