Repair your Electronics
Does your TV or other electronic device no longer work? Considering getting rid of it? Wait! First consider whether or not you can repair your electronic device. Repairing your device for continued use is the best way to keep electronics out of the waste stream.
Get Rid of Electronic Waste
Wanna get rid of your old, electronic waste? There are numerous drop-off locations around Ontario County that make it easy and convenient to recycle your unwanted electronics. Please call ahead if you have any questions about fees, or limitations on what is acceptable. Most electronics can be dropped off with no charge except for Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs, old style TV’s). Also, any electronics still in good condition can be donated for reuse at a local donation store.
Manufacturer's Takeback Program
Did you know that under the New York State (NYS) law, manufacturers must provide a convenient and free process for folks to recycle their electronic waste? (Note: Manufacturers are not only required to accept their own brand of electronic equipment for recycling, they are also required to accept one piece of electronic waste of any manufacturer's brand if offered by a consumer with the purchase of electronic equipment, covered by the law of the same type by a consumer.) Consumers can use DEC's list of electronic equipment manufacturers registered in NYS, to find manufacturers, their brands electronic equipment covered by the law, and their electronic waste acceptance program websites and contact information.