The Village of Sea Cliff is proud to offer an E-Waste recycling service. Did you know that New York State consumers are required to recycle electronic waste, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc., in an environmentally responsible manner?
E-Waste can be disposed of at our DPW yard on Saturdays between the hours of 10AM - 2PM.
Not all electronic items are considered E-Waste! In order to comply with NYS law, we ask that you assist us to ensure that legitimate E-Waste is is not comingled with other electronic items. Failure to comply with NYS law will force the Village to discontinue our E-Waste recycling service. PLEASE READ THE BELOW GUIDELINES.
Although used electronics make up a relatively small percentage of the overall waste stream, their disposal is a source of concern for several reasons. The production of electronic devices requires a significant amount of resources – metals, plastics and glass – many of which can be recovered through recycling. For example, the production of one desktop computer takes at least 530 pounds of fossil fuels, 48 pounds of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water. Cell phones are also resource-intensive, composed of precious metals such as silver, gold, palladium and copper. Recovering these and other materials through recycling uses a fraction of the energy needed to mine new metals.
In addition, the presence of hazardous materials such as lead, nickel and mercury in some electronics make safe disposal particularly important. These metals could pose risks to human health or the environment if improperly handled.
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