Electronics Recycling

The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state.

On January 1, 2015, covered electronic equipment may no longer be accepted for disposal at a solid waste management facility from any person as garbage.  Residents are required to properly recycle electronics covered by the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. Electronics are still accepted as part of the County hazardous waste & electronics recycling program at the landfill.

For more information and text of the Act visit NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/65583.html


Electronics Recycling at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Electronics & HHW Guide

2017 Collection Dates                                              

Who Can Participate?

Broome and Tioga County residents can participate and only electronic waste produced within these counties will be accepted.  The facility holds collection days year-round for Broome County residents and April-November for Tioga County residents. Businesses must call 607-763-4305 for more information and to make an appointment.

Residents are encouraged to print and complete the required confirmation letter prior to arriving at the designated collection.

Broome Confirmation Letter

Tioga Confirmation Letter (Tioga residents may use the facility only on designated collection days from April to November.) 

Materials Accepted:

  • Computers, monitors, printers, laptops
  • Keyboards, radios, stereos, modems
  • Televisions, VCRs, fax machines, microwaves
  • Mobile (cell) phones, pages
  • Hand held games, GPS units

Materials NOT Accepted:

  • NO counter top appliances
  • NO answering machines
  • NO large appliances, vacuums
  • NO dehumidifiers, air conditioners, freezers, refrigerator (not part of the HHW program, but is accepted for a $10 fee at the landfill)

If you are unsure if your electronic equipment is accepted, please call 607-778-2250.

Collection Cost, Dates & Hours

There is no charge to residents to use the hazardous waste facility on designated collection days.  Broome County residents that bring hazardous waste & electronic material on a non-designated collection day will be charged a $5.00 flat fee.  Businesses must call 607-763-4305 for additional cost information and to make an appointment.

Tioga County residents must bring material on the designated collection days April-November.

Hours are always: 7:30am to 11:30am

2017 Designated Collection Dates 

Jan. 2017:   4 & 21
Feb. 2017:  1 & 18
Mar. 2017:  1, 4 & 18
Apr. 2017:  5, 8 & 22
May. 2017: 3, 6 & 20
June 2017:  3, 7 & 17
July 2017:   5, 8 & 22
Aug. 2017:  2, 5 & 19
Sept. 2017: 6, 9 & 23
Oct. 2017:  4, 7 & 21
Nov. 2017: 1, 4 & 18
Dec. 2017:  6 & 16

 

Location

Broome County Landfill
286 Knapp Rd.
Binghamton, NY 13905


Alternative Electronics Recycling Outlets

Best Buy                  
3209 Vestal Pkey East, Vestal, NY
607-777-1489
Cost: $25 fee for tube televisions (size restrictions)
Check with store for more info & hours.

Staples
3701 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal NY
607-797-2524
Website: www.staples.com
Check with location for hours of operation &accepted material- (Computers only- no TV's)
Cost: Free

Town of Union *Union residents only
627 Scarborough Drive, Endicott, NY
607-786-2980
Website:www.townofunion.com
Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm
Closed 12pm-12:30pm for lunch

Cost: $5.00 for TV's and computer monitors: Permits available at Town Clerk's Office

This list is not all inclusive and does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the County or provide any assurances with regard to the quality of services provided.