See: electronics recycling
UPDATE: This law was superseded by the NY State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. NYC's Electronic Equipment Collection, Recycling and Reuse Act is no longer in effect, and manufacturers are bound by the state law.
Law: NYC Administrative Code (Search for Title 16, Chapter 4a: Electronic Equipment Collection; Recycling and Reuse.) PDF Version
Rules: Rules of the City of New York (Search for Title 16, Chapter 17: Electronic Equipment Collection, Recycling and Reuse.)
Summary: The Electronic Equipment Collection Recycling and Reuse Act, enacted as Local Law 13 of 2008, requires electronics manufacturers that sell products in NYC to accept their products for recycling at no cost to the consumer. Covered electronics are banned from disposal by any person or entity in NYC starting July 1, 2010. The Rules, developed by DSNY, define covered electronics, take-back requirements, and the responsibilities of relevant parties.
Amendments: Local Law 21 of 2008 amended the electronics law to require manufacturers to comply with specific electronic waste collection performance standards.
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