As of January 1, 2015 electronics are no longer be acceptable for disposal at landfills in NYS. This is part of a phased ban of electronics that began in 2011, per the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.
The County has implemented an electronics recycling programs at all of our solid waste facilities over the last few years, so you will still be able to get rid of your unwanted electronics.
* Note- Beginning in 2017 there is a $20 fee for Televisions and Monitors- Other electronics are still free.
What is accepted?
Electronics such as PC's, televisions, printers, DVD players, cellphones, and video game systems. All "Covered Electronic Equipment" per the NYSDEC guideline is accepted. http://www.ewaste.com/partners.php Limit 5 pieces per vehicle. If you have more, please call the landfill to make special arrangements.
No exchange or removal of items is permitted. Items such as microwaves, typewriters, toasters, batteries, and large copiers are not accepted as part of this program.
When and where can you bring it?
At any of our solid waste facilities, during normal business hours. More info
Who can participate?
Steuben County residents only. We will usually accomodate businesses if possible, but request that you call ahead so we are prepared.
U.S. consumers throw away 400 million units of electronic equipment each year. Recycling electronic waste protects human health and the environment by:
-- Keeping toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium from contaminating the air, water and soil.
-- Conserving natural resources by allowing valuable materials to be reclaimed and reused.
And now, it's the law.
N.Y.S.D.E.C.: Guidance for Consumers of Covered Electronic Equipment
Questions? Contact Rich Bills @ (607)776-3191
E-mail complaints or suggestions to the Commissioner of Public Works