See: takeback info for residents: rechargeable batteries and takeback info for businesses: rechargeable batteries on this site, and NYS Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
See: info for consumers; retailer requirements; info for agencies
UPDATE: Effective December 5, 2011, this law superseded the NYC Rechargeable Battery Law.
Law: Search the Laws of NY State for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV), Article 27, Title 18: Rechargeable Battery Recycling, or search the
NY State Legislature web portal for Chapter 562 of the Laws of 2010
Summary: The NY State Rechargeable Battery Law, originally enacted as Chapter 562 of the Laws of 2010, requires retailers to accept from consumers at any time during normal business hours rechargeable batteries of a similar size and shape as the retailer offers for sale. Manufacturers of rechargeable batteries are responsible for advertising the program to consumers, and must finance the safe collection, transport, and recycling of these batteries collected by the retailers. Manufacturers must submit plans for approval by NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation, and comply with regular reporting requirements. Starting December 5, 2011, rechargeable batteries were also banned from disposal throughout NY State.
This law is written to work in conjunction with Call2Recycle , a free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program that is operated by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization.
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