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Mammaroneck Ready As Tougher Laws On Recycling Electronics Take Effect

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. – The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act takes effect on New Year's Day, with mandates enforced through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to ensure the proper disposal of electronic waste through recycling, not through the garbage. The new law applies to everyone in the state, including individual and household consumers.

Consumers can visit the DEC web site here for a full list of the types of electronic equipment covered by this law and to learn how to properly manage electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner.

The Village of Mamaroneck offers four dates per year when computers, televisions and similar electronics are picked up curbside. The dates in 2015 are as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 29
  • Wednesday, July 29
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30

In addition to these curbside pickups of electronics, the Village of Mamaroneck accepts computers, televisions. monitors and anything else that plugs in (broken lamps, hair dryers, appliances, printers, scanners, microwaves, phones, blenders, etc.). These can all be brought to the Village’s recycling center across from 313 Fayette Ave., Mamaroneck.

The hours of the Village’s Recycling Center are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, except on holidays.

For more information from the Department of Public Works, call 914-777-7745. E-waste can also be brought to the Westchester County Household Material Recovery Facility on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla. Information about the facility is available here .

Many electronics retail centers, such as Best Buy, and most manufacturers offer take-back programs for customers. To learn more about each manufacturer’s plan click here or visit the manufacturer’s website.

Non-residential organizations such as local businesses, schools and institutions should use the Electronics Recycling Markets list of known CRT recyclers or contact the county's Recycling HelpLine at 914-813-5425 for further information.

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