NY diverts more than 520 million of e-waste

Commissioner Seggos says, “Over the first six years of the program, New York state has successfully diverted hundreds of millions of pounds of e-waste destined for landfills and combustion facilities to e-waste recyclers for reuse and recycling, helping conserve valuable natural resources.

DEC says it continues its efforts to address challenges associated with e-waste collection and recycling, particularly cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors by working with municipalities, industry representatives, recyclers and others to improve CRT collection and recycling.

To help municipalities implement e-waste recycling over the short term, New York has made $3 million in grant funding from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund available to help municipalities across the state address the unintended costs associated with the collection and recycling of eligible e-waste.

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