OCTOBER 2011
                                        

eRecycleNY launch helps with waste law compliance

To help businesses in New York State comply with a new law mandating responsible electronic waste recycling, eRecycleNY has launched its New York office, offering a cost-effective, Environmental Protection Agency-compliant option for businesses needing to dispose of electronic items.

Beginning January 1, 2012, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Electronic Equipment Reuse and Recycling Act will require all businesses in the state to recycle their e-waste – including old or obsolete computers, hard drives, monitors and other electronic devices – at a certified electronics recycling facility. Failure to comply could mean fines or other penalties. In passing this law, New York joins 25 other states in a legislative attempt to keep hazardous chemicals out of the air and water.