SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Where can you properly dispose of your e-waste?
We’re constantly getting questions about the rules for dropping e-waste off, so we spoke with the Salvation Army of Central New York.
By state law, OCRRA is no longer allowed to accept your old electronics. But a few local stores have stepped up, mostly charging a small fee for TVs only.
The Salvation Army is the only company that will accept your electronics for free, as long as they’re in good shape. Last year alone, the Salvation Army got 2.2 million pounds of electronics.
“We live in this throwaway society and everything we purchase today is brand new again tomorrow, something better, and we’re fortunate enough to do that, but we just need to dispose of things in proper manner and not throwing them on the streets,” said Major Robert Miga, Administrator of Business for the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation.
OCCRA has a list on their website of local places you can take your e-waste.
For a list of places you can take your e-waste statewide, click here.
For a list of companies who participate in e-waste programs, you can click here.
For a list of items that can be taken as e-waste, click here.
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