Recycling Information

WHAT TYPES OF ELECTRONICS CAN BE RECYCLED?

The Authority gives you the opportunity to dispose of many unused, unwanted, or outdated products. The following are examples of acceptable materials:

ACCEPTED YEAR – ROUND

    • Answering Machines
    • Battery Chargers
    • Calculators
    • Camcorders & Video Equipment
    • Cash Registers
    • Cassette Tape Players
    • CD Players
    • Computers (CPU, Laptop, Tablets)
    • Computer Hardware
    • Computer Monitors
    • Computer Keyboards
    • Computer Mice
    • Computer Scanners
    • Computer Speakers
    • Computer Cords & Cables (All)
    • Desktop & Large Floor Copiers
    • DVD, Blu-Ray & VCR Players
    • Electronic Gaming Systems (PlayStations, XBOX, Nintendo Systems)
    • Electric Fans
    • Extension Cords
    • Fax Machines
    • Fish Locators
    • GPS Devices
    • Holiday Lights
    • Printers
    • Printer & Toner Cartridges
    • Paper Shredders
    • Projectors (Video & Film)
    • Radios
    • Record Players
    • Remote Controls
    • Sewing Machines
    • Small Kitchen Appliances
    • Stereos
    • Telephones & Cellular Phones
    • Television Sets
    • Two-Way Radios
    • Typewriters & Word Processors

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM

Many electronics contain elements such as lead, mercury and cadmium that are considered safe when the items are used as directed, but can be hazardous if disposed of with your workplace trash and compacted at landfills. If improperly handled, these toxins can be released into the environment, posing a threat to human health.

In an effort to provide environmentally sound recycling and disposal options for businesses in Oneida and Herkimer Counties, the Authority has developed an Electronics Recycling Program.

Under this program, the Authority accepts electronics from businesses, individuals and other generators year-round. Businesses must schedule an appointment prior to delivery by calling 733-1224.

After the Authority accepts electronics waste, it is sent to a registered electronics dismantler who will separate the electronics into various raw materials such as plastic, glass, steel, copper, lead, gold and aluminum for recycling or reuse. For more information on the Electronics Recycling Program or other programs, visit ohswa.org or call 733-1224.

E-WASTE LAWS

In 2010, the New York State Legislature passed the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. The Act first required manufacturers of electronic products to provide free and convenient recycling of electronics waste to most consumers in the State beginning in 2011. Secondly, the Act established disposal bans for electronics waste and an implementation schedule for the ban. The disposal ban implementation schedule is outlined below:

  • As of January 1, 2012, businesses, private or public corporations, not-for-profit corporations, and government entities can no longer dispose of electronics waste, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions and other small electronic equipment, as solid waste.
  • Beginning January 1, 2015, the ban will apply to all generators of electronics waste, including households.

NEVER PLACE FLUORESCENT, METAL HALIDE, OR HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM BULBS IN THE TRASH OR DUMPSTER.

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Recycling Information

WHAT TYPES OF ELECTRONICS CAN BE RECYCLED?

The Authority gives you the opportunity to dispose of many unused, unwanted, or outdated products. The following are examples of acceptable materials:

ACCEPTED YEAR – ROUND

    • Answering Machines
    • Battery Chargers
    • Calculators
    • Camcorders & Video Equipment
    • Cash Registers
    • Cassette Tape Players
    • CD Players
    • Computers (CPU, Laptop, Tablets)
    • Computer Hardware
    • Computer Monitors
    • Computer Keyboards
    • Computer Mice
    • Computer Scanners
    • Computer Speakers
    • Computer Cords & Cables (All)
    • Desktop & Large Floor Copiers
    • DVD, Blu-Ray & VCR Players
    • Electronic Gaming Systems (PlayStations, XBOX, Nintendo Systems)
    • Electric Fans
    • Extension Cords
    • Fax Machines
    • Fish Locators
    • GPS Devices
    • Holiday Lights
    • Printers
    • Printer & Toner Cartridges
    • Paper Shredders
    • Projectors (Video & Film)
    • Radios
    • Record Players
    • Remote Controls
    • Sewing Machines
    • Small Kitchen Appliances
    • Stereos
    • Telephones & Cellular Phones
    • Television Sets
    • Two-Way Radios
    • Typewriters & Word Processors

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM

Many electronics contain elements such as lead, mercury and cadmium that are considered safe when the items are used as directed, but can be hazardous if disposed of with your workplace trash and compacted at landfills. If improperly handled, these toxins can be released into the environment, posing a threat to human health.

In an effort to provide environmentally sound recycling and disposal options for businesses in Oneida and Herkimer Counties, the Authority has developed an Electronics Recycling Program.

Under this program, the Authority accepts electronics from businesses, individuals and other generators year-round. Businesses must schedule an appointment prior to delivery by calling 733-1224.

After the Authority accepts electronics waste, it is sent to a registered electronics dismantler who will separate the electronics into various raw materials such as plastic, glass, steel, copper, lead, gold and aluminum for recycling or reuse. For more information on the Electronics Recycling Program or other programs, visit ohswa.org or call 733-1224.

E-WASTE LAWS

In 2010, the New York State Legislature passed the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. The Act first required manufacturers of electronic products to provide free and convenient recycling of electronics waste to most consumers in the State beginning in 2011. Secondly, the Act established disposal bans for electronics waste and an implementation schedule for the ban. The disposal ban implementation schedule is outlined below:

  • As of January 1, 2012, businesses, private or public corporations, not-for-profit corporations, and government entities can no longer dispose of electronics waste, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions and other small electronic equipment, as solid waste.
  • Beginning January 1, 2015, the ban will apply to all generators of electronics waste, including households.

NEVER PLACE FLUORESCENT, METAL HALIDE, OR HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM BULBS IN THE TRASH OR DUMPSTER.