VICTOR, N.Y. (April 8, 2013) -- The eWASTE Alliance Network, managed and facilitated by Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery, is the largest Residential Electronics Recycling Drop-Off network in New York State and the largest, most expansive collection network of its kind in the entire U.S. In compliance with the New York State Electronics Recycling & Reuse Act, the RCR&R EWAN system connects NYS residents with more than 500 registered electronics retailers, municipalities and other eWASTE collection sites in nearly every New York State community. Residents can now skip the long lines at recycling events and drop off their electronics at a convenient EWAN location; “recycle your electronics…where you want…when you want…for Free!”
New York State residents can take full advantage of the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which requires electronics manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of Covered Electronics Equipment. Covered equipment includes monitors, computers, computer peripherals, televisions, and other home-based electronics. The legislation also prohibits trash haulers from accepting eWASTE.
“This is a great example of how business and government can work together while preventing eWASTE in landfills,” said Michael Whyte, RCR&R president. “Potential EWAN locations are encouraged to join based on the great benefits the program provides. As folks stop by to recycle for free, retail stores can promote their own products and services, and municipalities can provide a real value to their community. It’s a win-win,” states Whyte.
RCR&R, as an R2/RIOS Certified Electronics Recycler, maintains its statewide eWASTE Alliance Network in full compliance with the EPA and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines. RCR&R transports the equipment from the EWAN collections sites to its 100,000 square foot facility in Victor, NY. All electronic components are then either recycled as materials, components or commodities within the highest EPA and Industry standards. All data-bearing devices such as hard drives are either physically destroyed or sanitized. Businesses interested in recycling their electronics may have special compliance or asset management requirements and should contact RCR&R directly at 888-563-1340.
To find a eWASTE Alliance Network location near you, please visit www.ewaste.com/partners.php.
Since 1995, Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery has provided cost effective, secure solutions for idle, obsolete, and non-working high technology products; while emphasizing environmentally sound processing methods to maximize value recovery while minimizing and/or eliminating disposal of electronics in landfills.