Easily Get Rid Of Your Electronics

Sanitation now allows you to schedule electronics pick-ups online!

Effective April 1, 2015, you can be fined $100 for placing electronics, such as computers and TVs, at the curb for disposal. See recycling options below.

A pilot program provides curbside collection of electronics for Staten Island and North Brooklyn (our district), by appointment. Request a pickup

New York State Disposal Ban

The following items are banned from disposal in New York State. Manufacturers are required to provide free take-back programs:

  • Televisions (including cathode ray tubes)
  • Computer peripherals, including any permanently attached cable or wiring
  • Monitors, laptops
  • Electronic keyboards
  • Electronic mice and other pointing devices
  • Fax machines, document scanners, and printers that are meant for use with a computer and weigh less than 100 lbs.
  • TV peripherals, including any permanently attached cable or wiring
  • VCRs
  • Digital video recorders
  • DVD players
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable or satellite receivers
  • Electronic or video game consoles
  • Small scale servers
  • Portable devices, including any permanently attached cable or wiring
  • Portable digital music players

Other Electronics

Electronic equipment not specifically covered by local or state regulations (such as loose cables, cameras, GPS devices, and microwaves) can be discarded in regular garbage.  Items made of mostly metal or rigid plastic can be recycled with other metal/glass/plastic items.

See options for rechargeable batteries and cell phones.