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Recycling

Staring January 2015, it’s illegal to discard electronics in the trash.

Recycling Options
for working & non-working electronics*

  1. DSNY’s e-cycleNYC program.
    Apartment building with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient pickup service (nyc.gov/ecycle).
  2. Retail drop-off programs.
    For example, drop off electronics (no purchase required) at any Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, Staples (no TVs), or the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse. See nyc.gov/electronics
  3. Free mail-back programs.
    Check your brand’s website for details.
  4. Electronics recycling events.
    Bring to events run by organizations such as Lower East Side Ecology Center, or DSNY’s SAFE Disposal Events (nyc.gov/safedisposal).
  5. Donate or sell working electronics.
    Visit nyc.gov/stuffexchange for options.

*These programs are funded by electronics manufacturers in accordance with NY State Law.

 

e-cycleNYC Brochure

Recycling Options for Related Items

mobile phones: recycle using the options above or through any wireless service provider.

appliances & housewares which are mostly metal or rigid plastic: remove any batteries and recycle with other rigid plastics, metal, glass, or cartons.

rechargeable batteries: accepted for recycling at most stores in NY State that sell them (or products containing them).

For more into, visit nyc.gov/recycle.

Download e-cycleNYC brochure

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