New York State Electronics Disposal Ban
It is illegal to throw computers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, converter boxes, cable or satellite receivers, and video game consoles in the trash or recycling bin. They must be taken to a drop-off location for recycling or reuse. While it is legal for some other materials containing hazardous components to be thrown in the garbage, such as fluorescent lights, cell phones and rechargeable batteries, they can be harmful to our environment when they are. These items should also be taken to a drop-off location for recycling or reuse.
There are several drop-off locations throughout Dutchess County. For a complete list of hazardous materials accepted at the locations below please visit their website or utilize their contact information for more details.
Electronics Recycling Locations
Visit the following websites for a list of items accepted:
Municipal Transfer Stations – call your local transfer station to find out if they accept electronics.
Additional CFL disposal drop-off locations:
Home Depot – Accepts CFLs, rechargeable batteries and Christmas/holiday lighting (seasonal) only.