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Electronics are the largest and fastest growing component of hazardous waste sent to landfills. Starting January 2015, it is illegal for New Yorkers to discard electronics in the trash.

ecycleNYC is a free and convenient electronic waste recycling service provided by the NYC Department of Sanitation and ERI.

With ecycleNYC, electronics are recycled domestically using the strictest industry and environmental standards available. Data on electronics will be fully erased by ecycleNYC as part of the recycling process.

Working and Non-Working Items Accepted

  • TVs
  • VCRs, DVRs, and DVD players
  • Cable and satellite boxes
  • Video game consoles
  • Computers: including small servers, monitors, laptops and their peripherals (such as keyboards, hard drives, mice, etc.)
  • Printers/scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Small electronics: including tablets, mobile phones, MP3 players

Appliances, batteries, and light bulbs are NOT accepted.

How It Works

DSNY will visit your building to discuss how ecycleNYC will work best in your building. Depending on the size and type of building, there are three service options:

Room cleanouts for buildings with 10 or more units.
Buildings store electronics in a secure, enclosed area before they are picked up.

Storage bins for buildings with 100 or more units.
Buildings store electronics in a locked bin provided by ecycleNYC. Two sizes available:

  • Small (2’ deep x 4’ wide x 5’ high)
  • Large (2’ deep x 5.5’ wide x 6’ high)

Outdoor electronics recycling events for buildings with 250 or more units.
Buildings work with ecycleNYC to schedule outdoor electronics recycling events for building residents.

When ready for service, simply call (212-437-4647) or email us ( We guarantee pickup within five business days for room clean outs, and three business days for bin removal.

How to Enroll & More Info

Use Apartment Programs Inquiry to sign up for ecycleNYC or get more info about the program.