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Recycling of Electronics & Peripherals


Effective 2015, certain electronic equipment (such as computers and televisions)
will be banned from disposal. See English/Spanish/Chinese electronic disposal ban mailer (pdf).

Recycling options for working & non-working electronics:

1. DSNY's e-cycleNYC program.
Apartment buildings with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient pickup service.

2. Retail drop-off programs.
For example, drop off electronics (no purchase required) at any Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, Staples (no TVs), or the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse. See map below.

3. Mail-back and pickup options.
For residents who live in smaller buildings and are not able to bring their electronics to a drop-off location or event, the following options are available:
  1. Best Buy will remove an appliance or TV free of charge from a customer’s home when a new product is purchased and delivered by Best Buy.
  2. Staples offers free shipping through their technology trade-in program.
  3. Dell will pick up any Dell product for free through their FedEx Package Return Program.
  4. If none of these options work for you, please contact the manufacturer of your item. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation maintains a list of electronic equipment manufacturers registered in NYS.

4. Electronics recycling events.
Bring to events run by organizations such as Lower East Side Ecology Center, or DSNY’s SAFE Disposal Events.

5. Donate or sell working electronics.
Visit the NYC Stuff Exchange to find place to buy, sell, or donate electronics.

See google map of NYC Electronics Drop Off Locations.

applicable laws
info for agencies & schools
info for businesses & institutions

ny state electronics recycling law
frequently asked questions
electronics purchasing tips
electronics products and services
cell phone products and services

Applicable Laws 

A combination of local and state laws dictate the management of these items:

Info for Agencies and Schools 

electronic devices other than cell phones and batteries
cell phones
rechargeable batteries
all batteries
ink and toner cartridges

Info for Businesses and Institutions 

electronic devices other than cell phones and batteries
cell phones
rechargeable batteries
ink and toner cartridges


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