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Recycling Your Electronics
Visit Sunnking's webpage to find out where, when and what types of e-waste you can take to these sponsored events.
Click Here for a listing of possible permanent Drop-offs for your E-waste.
Please call most locations before bringing your e-waste as they can change their rules. TV's and Computer monitors are especially problematic.
To find out if your municipality collects electronics, click this link.
Donations & Resale
Repair rather than replace. For a minimal investment, you may be able to fix a formerly reliable piece of equipment.
Upgrade what you have, rather than buying new. Instead of purchasing a new computer, for example, consider upgrading the old one with additional memory or new accessories.
Buy a good-quality product. It may cost more up-front, but it will last longer and save you money in the long run.
Buy electronics manufactured with fewer hazardous chemicals. Products rated as EPEAT Gold, Silver, or Bronze meet certain product and manufacturer standards. These products contain less harmful materials, have more recycled-content and reduced packaging, last longer and are more energy efficient, and are easily recycled.
More about E-waste Recycling:
- Recycling Your Electronic Waste - under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.
What You Should Know—So Someone Doesn’t Know Too Much About You!
By placing unwanted home computers at the curb for disposal*, you offer identity thieves an opportunity to learn a lot about you. Your account numbers, passwords and social security number may be left behind to dishonest people. When your computer is taken to be recycled, however, your hard drive can be reformatted and all of your personal information permanently erased.
What you Should Know About Electronics Disposal, the Environment and the Law
Most computer monitors and televisions contain about five pounds of lead. Computers also contain other elements that, if improperly disposed of, can be environmental hazards (including metals and rechargeable batteries).
State law requires retailers of Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad), Button and Lithium Ion batteries to accept them back for recycling. These retailers include: Best Buy, Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, Sprint, Target, Radio Shack, Batteries Plus and Verizon Wireless. Effective Dec. 5, 2011, state law prohibits persons from knowingly disposing of most rechargeable batteries in the garbage.
- Cellular phone retailers must, by NYS law, accept cell phones back for recycling or arrange for such via shipping. For printer cartridges, see the Imagine It link above.
- NOTE--Regular household alkaline or zinc batteries can be disposed of in the trash. For a fee-based alkaline/zinc battery recycling program, visit: www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/batteries.cfm.