Disposal of electronics

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New Laws for the disposal of electronics have gone into effect as of 1/1/2015. Please read this information for proper disposal of computers, printers, TV sets, stereo equipment, etc.

The following devices are no longer allowed in the trash dumpster:

Computers (including laptops, desktops, tablets and e-readers)
You should erase personal information before recycling.
Cathode ray tubes
Computer peripherals (including any cable, cord, or wiring accompanying the computer peripheral.)
Electronic keyboards
Electronic mice or similar pointing devices
Facsimile machines, document scanners, and printers (only those intended for use with a computer and weighing less than 100 lbs.)
Small electronic equipment (including any cable, cord, or wiring accompanying the small electronic equipment.)
Digital video recorders (DVRs)
Portable digital music players
DVD players (including projectors with DVD player capabilities intended for home-use)
Digital converter boxes
Cable or satellite receivers (including digital media receivers)
Electronic or video game consoles (including both handheld devices and those intended for use with a video display device)
Small scale servers

Covered electronic equipment does not include: any motor vehicle or any part thereof; camera or video camera; portable or stationary radio; household appliances such as clothes washers, clothes dryers, refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens, ovens, ranges or dishwashers; equipment that is functionally or physically part of a larger piece of equipment intended for use in an industrial, research and development or commercial setting; security or anti-terrorism equipment; monitoring and control instrument or system; thermostat; hand-held transceiver; telephone of any type; portable digital assistant or similar device; calculator; global positioning system (GPS) receiver or similar navigation device; a server other than a small-scale server; a cash register or retail self checkout system; a stand-alone storage product intended for use in industrial, research and development or commercial settings; commercial medical equipment that contains within it a cathode ray tube, a flat panel display or similar video display device, and is not separate from the larger piece of equipment; or other medical devices as that term is defined under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

* If you are unsure if your electronic device is covered by this law, please (518) 402-8706 or email ewaste@dec.ny.gov.

Please see this site for more information http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/66872.html

The closest disposal center to Spruce Grove Marina is:

A&S Computers

County Route 12

Central Square, NY 


Additional locations are at major retailers, such as Office Max, Staples, Wal-Mart and so on. (Verify with the store before going there to ensure they are taking part in this program.) There should be no cost to you, other than the time to take your items to the stores.


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Last updated: 12/18/2020