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Electronics Take-Back and Trade-In Programs

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The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment to collect and recycle or reuse their brands of products from residents and small businesses, for free. A number of retailers and community organizations work with manufacturers to accept electronics, or voluntarily offer their own recycling programs for a wide range of electronics.

The NYC Department of Sanitation is launching e-cycleNYC, with Electronic Recyclers International with funding from electronics manufacturers. e-cycleNYC is an innovative new program where NYC apartment buildings can sign up for a free and convenient service to pick up and recycle unwanted electronics.

For additional recycling and reuse options for end-of-life electronics, visit electronics recycling. Entities not covered by the law should visit electronics recycling info for businesses.

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e-cycleNYC
other electronics recycling options
electronics take-back requirements for retailers 
ny state dec's guidance for consumers leaving NYCWasteLess 

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Highlighted Options 

The take-back programs highlighted below go above and beyond the minimum collection requirements mandated by law. These include manufacturer-funded programs that accept a wide variety of types and brands of electronics, as well as retailer and community programs. All programs listed accept all brands of electronics and accept working and non-working electronics with no purchase necessary.

The trade-in programs listed in products and services offer monetary incentives for used electronics based on appraisal. Some programs have in-store services, while others provide pre-paid shipping labels. If your item is valued at little or nothing, these programs still offer free recycling.

To find programs specific to your brand of covered electronic equipment, visit your manufacturer’s website or call their toll-free telephone number listed on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's list of electronic equipment manufacturers registered in NYS leaving NYCWasteLess.

If a manufacturer refuses to recycle your electronics, report it to the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation leaving NYCWasteLess online or call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332).

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other electronics recycling options 

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Highlighted Take-Back Programs

4th Bin leaving NYCWasteLess R2 Certifiede-stewards certified provides premium pick-up service for a fee.

pickup service

 accepts all covered electronics, including TV's

Best Buy leaving NYCWasteLess R2 Certifiede-stewards certified accepts up to three items per household per day free of charge (size restrictions apply). They also offer haul-away and pickup programs for large appliances.

convenient drop-off locations and offers pickup service

 accepts all covered electronics, including TV's, as well as non-covered electronics

Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company leaving NYCWasteLess R2 Certifiede-stewards certified offers NY residents a free, postage-paid mail-back program for any brand of electronic equipment, as well as local drop-off locations.

mailback service and convenient drop-off locations

Goodwill Industries leaving NYCWasteLess and Dell Reconnect leaving NYCWasteLess R2 Certifiede-stewards certified accept any brand of old computer and peripherals (keyboards, mice, printers, etc.) for FREE at Goodwill stores. Residents are responsible for removing data from hard drives.

convenient drop-off locations

 accepts all covered electronics, including TV's

Lower East Side Ecology Center leaving NYCWasteLess R2 Certifiede-stewards certified partners with electronics manufacturers and community groups to offer NYC residents, small businesses (max. 50 employees), and non-profit organizations convenient electronics collection and recycling events throughout the five boroughs, as well as a permanent e-waste collection center leaving NYCWasteLess located in Brooklyn.
469 President Street
(at Nevins Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 858-8777

permanent drop-off location and community events

 accepts all covered electronics, including TV's, as well as non-covered electronics

Salvation Army leaving NYCWasteLess partners with computer and TV manufacturers to collect any type/brand of consumer electronics for recycling for FREE at their stores.

convenient drop-off locations

 accepts all covered electronics, including TV's

Sims Recycling Solutions leaving NYCWasteLess R2 Certifiedoffers NY residents a free, postage-paid mail-back program for any brand of electronic equipment, as well as local collection events (see their website for a listing of upcoming events).

mailback service and community events

 accepts all covered electronics, including TV's

Staples leaving NYCWasteLess R2 Certifiede-stewards certified and Hewlett-Packard have partnered to offer free recycling for all brands of electronics at Staples retail locations across the U.S. The recycling service is available to small businesses and individuals who want to recycle old computers, cell phones, MP3 players, and other electronic devices.

convenient drop-off locations and offers pickup service

 accepts all covered electronics as well as non-covered electronics

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other electronics recycling options 

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