New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act
The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act was signed into law back in May of 2010 by Governor Patterson. In short, the law requires manufacturers of electronic equipment to provide convenient and FREE collection and recycling of Covered Electronics Equipment (CEE) beginning April 1, 2011.
April 1, 2011 - Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) from any electronic equipment manufacturer, retailer, or owner or operator of an electronic waste collection site, consolidation facility, or recycling facility is prohibited from being landfilled.
January 1, 2012 - Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) from any person other than an individual, or household consumer, is prohibited from being landfilled. This includes any organization engaged in the collection of solid waste for delivery to a NYS solid waste management facility (i.e. private or municipal solid waste haulers/transporters), businesses, private or public corporations, not for profit corporations and government entities, etc.
January 1, 2015 - Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) from any person including individual and household consumers is prohibited from being landfilled.
CEE material includes computers (as well as accessories such as monitors, keyboard and printers), televisions, and "small electronic equipment," which includes portable digital music players, video recorders and video game consoles (see below for a full list of materials).
Sunnking is encouraged about the positive environmental impact that this law will have here in New York State. Sunnking was one of the first electronics recycling facilities in New York State to officially register with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as an electronics recycling facility under the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. For more details on the new law visit www.dec.ny.gov.
Sunnking is pleased to extend to our customers and community the proper collection and recycling of the following CEE material:
- Televisions (as well as cathode ray tubes)
- Small Scale Servers
- Computer Peripherals*
- Electronic Keyboards
- Electronic Mice or Similar Pointing Devices
- Facsimile Machines**
- Document Scanners**
- Small Electronic Equipment*
- Digital Video Recorders
- Portable Digital Music Players
- DVD Players
- Digital Converter Boxes
- Cable or Satellite Receivers
- Electronic or Video Game Consoles
* Computer peripherals and small electronic equipment also include any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into such product.
** Only those intended for use with a computer and weighing less than 100 lbs.