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e-cycleNYC


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.

e-cycleNYC is a free and convenient electronic waste recycling service provided by the NYC Department of Sanitation and Electronic Recyclers International (ERI).

With e-cycleNYC, electronics are recycled domestically using the strictest industry and environmental standards available. Data on electronics will be fully erased by e-cycleNYC 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 e-cycleNYC 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 e-cycleNYC. 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 e-cycleNYC to schedule outdoor electronics recycling events for building residents.

When ready for service, simply call (212-437-4647) or email us (e-cycleNYC@dsny.nyc.gov). 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 e-cycleNYC or get more info about the program.