With the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, people are purchasing new computer systems, televisions, DVD players, and other electronic components in record numbers. Industry experts estimate that American consumers dispose of 400 million units of electronic equipment per year. Recycling electronic waste protects the environment by keeping toxic materials, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic from entering the waste stream.
In accordance with the New York State Electronic Recycling and Reuse Act of 2010, beginning January 1, 2015 consumers are prohibited from disposing of electronic waste at any solid waste management facility or placing electronic waste in the trash or at the curbside for trash collection.
All televisions, computers, computer components (including cables, cords, and wiring), monitors, tablets, e-readers, electronic keyboards, mice, fax machines, scanners, printers, VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, digital converter boxes, cable or satellite receivers, electronic and video game consoles and portable digital music players will be accepted for e-cycling. Cell phones are not accepted.
Arrange for Special Pick-Up
Residents served by the Town of Hempstead Department of Sanitation may arrange for a special pick-up of electronic waste at their residence by calling 516-378-8484. All Town of Hempstead residents, including residents of incorporated villages within the township, are permitted to bring electronic waste to the Homeowner Disposal Area located at 1600 Merrick Road in Merrick. Residents can also contact the manufacturer to obtain information on how to recycle the equipment.
E-cycling collection events are listed below. Shredding services are also offered at these events. Hours are from 8 am to 1 pm. For further questions about e-cycling, please contact us.
Sunday, March 5th
Town Park Point Lookout
Saturday, April 1st
Newbridge Road Park
|Sunday, May 7th|| North Woodmere Park|
750 Hungry Harbor Rd, North Woodmere
|Saturday, August 5th||Levittown Town Parking Field L2|
Division Ave, off Hempstead Tpke. , Levittown
|Sunday, September 10th||Oceanside Town Transfer Station|
3737 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside
|Saturday, October 28th||Hempstead Village Dept of Public Works 450 Milburn Ave., Hempstead|