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NYC Electronics Equipment Collection, Recycling and Reuse Act

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UPDATE: This law was superseded by the NY State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. NYC's Electronic Equipment Collection, Recycling and Reuse Act is no longer in effect, and manufacturers are bound by the state law.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 leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 16, Chapter 4a: Electronic Equipment Collection; Recycling and Reuse.) PDF Version

Rules: Rules of the City of New York leaving NYCWasteLess (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, leaving NYCWasteLess 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 leaving NYCWasteLess amended the electronics law to require manufacturers to comply with specific electronic waste collection performance standards.

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