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2012...A New Year & A New Ban On Ewaste - The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act

The 2nd phase of the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling & Reuse Act took effect January 1, 2012..

 
PRLog - Jan. 3, 2012 - ROCHESTER, NY - Beginning January 1, 2012, 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 are prohibited from disposing of electronic equipment in landfills. Exceptions to the current law include individuals, or household consumers.

Electronic Equipment (CEE) under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act 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.

In April of 2011, the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act took effect, which in short holds electronics manufacturers accountable for providing a free and convenient means for New Yorkers to responsibly recycle old, broken, used, or unwanted Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE). The law is designed to take effect in 3 stages over the course of 4 years.

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.

The second stage of the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act took effect just a few days ago, banning the disposal of CEE in landfills from 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. and dictates that the owner or operator of a solid waste management facility or hazardous waste management facility must educate users of such facility on the proper methods for the recycling of electronic waste. Such education shall include:

- Providing written information to users (i.e. residents, businesses, waste haulers/transporters, etc.) of such facility regarding the proper methods for recycling electronic waste; and

-Posting, in conspicuous locations at such facility, signs stating that electronic waste may not be disposed of at the facility as required by the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.

Sunnking currently has 33 electronics recycling drop off locations, and organizes multiple electronics recycling drives for NYS residents. Collection sites, recycling drives, and current clients contributed to the collection of almost 5 million lbs. of Covered Electronics Equipment (CEE) in 2011.  An additional 7-10 million lbs. of electronics and equipment not currently covered under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act were also recycled by Sunnking preventing hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and other heavy metals from polluting the environment.  

"We are always looking for new opportunities to assist municipalities, businesses, and other organizations in registering with Sunnking and the DEC to become an electronics recycling drop off site," says Zachary Hussion, Sunnking's Marketing & Program Manager. "The registration process is very simple, and we are able to provide all of the supplies necessary to safely and properly package collected escrap, and transport the material to our main recycling facility in Brockport, NY at no cost to registered escrap drop off sites. Sunnking will also provide a monetary incentive to each collection site based on the volume of CEE collected."

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Sunnking electronics collection site should email info@sunnking.com or call 585-637-8365 for more information regarding registering as an escrap drop off site or hosting an escrap collection event.

About Sunnking, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is New York State’s first EPA R2 Certified Electronics Recycling, Data Destruction, & Asset Management company dealing in end-of-life electronics and equipment. Their facilities located in Buffalo, Rochester, and Brockport, NY, specialize in collecting, refurbishing, reselling, and recycling equipment and electronic products from residential and commercial suppliers throughout New York State and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit www.sunnking.com.

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