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.