Since January 1 of last year, it has been illegal in New York State to dispose of e-waste in your household trash. According to the NYC Department of Sanitation web site, “The electronics covered by this New York State law include computers and their peripherals, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets, and small servers. The law does not include appliances, batteries, or light bulbs.”
So what do you do with all of these items when you want to dispose of them? If they work, you can donate them or sell them. If they don’t, you can take them to Best Buy or Staples, who will recycle them responsibly. But what if you have too many items to take to the store, or you want to make sure your data is erased from your devices before recycling?
Enter 4th Bin. They will come to your NYC home and pick up your electronic items to be recycled. They guarantee that your data will be wiped clean. They charge a fee, but they promise accurate quotes before pickup so that there are no surprises.
If you’ve got piles of outdated technology in your home that you’ve been afraid to get rid of, here’s your chance to free up that space!