Electronics Recycling

Electronics recycling includes everything from small devices such as cell phones and digital cameras to large devices such as televisions and desktop computers. It is illegal to discard of electronic waste in the trash.  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). 

As of 11/1/ 2022, it is FREE to dispose of televisions at the Monroe County / WM ecopark.

Where can you Recycle Electronics in a Secure and Environmentally-Safe Way?

There are several companies and municipalities in the Monroe County area that will accept electronics from residents. Residents should call or visit the website of their local municipality to see if recycling programs are offered. The ecopark offers recycling to residents for a wide range of electronics, listed here, where you will also find a list of other local electronics recycling locations that can also be utilized by businesses. 

Effective 1/1/15, residents cannot dispose of certain electronic in their trash and waste collectors cannot pick it up. Businesses/not-for-profits are required by law to recycle most e-waste.

Most computer manufacturers also offer recycling options for electronic equipment.

NYS DEC - Recycling Electronic Waste

ecopark - Electronics Recycling

Electronic Waste Collection Event Notification

Recently, New York State issued significant modifications to the NYS 6-CRR-NY Part 368-3 Electronic Waste Collection, Recycling and Recycling Laws. One of the most significant changes was that as of January 1, 2023, no entity in New York State could charge consumers to recycle any covered electronic equipment (CEE), meaning that all electronics would be collected at no cost from residents. 

Another revision to that same law (Part 368-3.12 (c) Electronic Waste Collection Event Requirements) applies to entities, including municipalities that collect electronic waste:

Any person conducting an electronic waste collection event must coordinate with the officials of the local municipality and county where the collection event will be held and provide advance notification to the municipality and county at least 30 days before any collection event, including, but not limited to, information on the date, time, and address off the collection event as well as the types of CEE to be collected. 

Municipalities and entities hosting electronic waste collection events must email [email protected] with their event(s) details.

Please include the following information: 

  • Name, phone, and email of the person responsible for the collection
  • Date, time, and address of the collection event
  • Types of CEE to be collected