Computer or Television Recycling Options for Individuals:
Hold onto the computer or television until a Cayuga County home electronics recycling event, or (The following information is provided as a service and is not an endorsement by Cayuga County):
Computer Recycling for Businesses, Municipalities and Schools
- The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act created a new electronics recycling and takeback program in New York in 2011. The law is supposed to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to household consumers in the state. Beginning in 2011, manufacturers of covered electronic equipment were required to take back from consumers a wide range of electronic waste. Visit the manufacturer's public education website of the covered electronic equipment you are looking to recycle. Information on how to do this is on the New York State Department of Environmental website at www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/66872.html and a link to each registered manufacturer's website and toll-free telephone number can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/regceemfrs.pdf (PDF) (98 kb). This list will be updated regularly to include newly registered manufacturers and their public education programs.
We have contracted with EWASTE+ for our past collection events. You can contact them and arrange for pick-up at your facility. They charge a pick-up fee, so it may be beneficial for you to collaborate with other businesses so you can share the fee. Call to see if a business is scheduling a pick-up near you. (This information is provided as a service and is not an endorsement by Cayuga County for EWASTE+).
(888)-563-1340 Ext. 22
Based in Victor, NY near Rochester, NY, with pick up service for businesses in the Syracuse area
For a listing of more recyclers visit:
If you want to donate your old computer equipment, some processors will work with you and the recipient to evaluate how practical the donation is. Many times, the non-profit or charity must pay to dispose of donated equipment.