Friday, September 10, 2010

No Excuse for Curb-siding your electronics:

There are so many community recycling events (see below) that we post on this site, on our calendar, that no one in the entire Rochester, NY region should be putting their television or computers on the curb to be thrown into a landfill. 

Just check the calendar for the nearest electronic recycling event.

Eventually, it will be illegal in New York State to do this.  You, a resident, could get fined for putting your TV or computer out to the curb to the tune of $150 in 2015.

Check out: Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation “The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (PDF) (38 kb) (Article 27, Title 26 of the Environmental Conservation Law) was signed into law by the Governor on May 28, 2010. The law will ensure that every New Yorker will have the opportunity to recycle their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. The law requires manufacturers to establish a convenient system for the collection, handling, and recycling or reuse of electronic waste. Manufacturers of covered electronic equipment will be responsible for implementing and maintaining an acceptance program for the discarded electronic waste, with oversight by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.” -  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING | SATURDAY, 10/16 The Town of Pittsford, in partnership with Maven Technologies, will sponsor a computer and electronics recycling event on Saturday, 10/16 from 9AM to 2PM in the parking lot of Pittsford Mendon High School. No appointment or packaging needed. Accepted items include computers, laptops, modems, servers, peripherals, GPS Units, cell phones, fax machines, copiers, CD players, IT equipment, audio/visual equipment, telecommunications equipment. Please note there will be a charge for monitors ($5), TVs ($10) and microwaves ($10).  For more information, click HERE (Computer and Electronics Recycling | Town of Pittsford).

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