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New electronics recycling law now in effect for businesses

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A new law is now in effect for businesses when it comes to recycling electronics.

The law says that businesses and private companies have to recycle computers, televisions and other electronic waste. The New York State DEC says that private and public waste haulers can no longer accept that type of trash.

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority has a recycling program set up at their facilities so that businesses can bring all of their old materials there. Due to the leaded glass in computer monitors, there is a $5 fee for those, everything is free of charge.

"Any other electronics from businesses, we accept at no charge - printers, fax machines, cell phones cables, mice," said David Lupinski, Director of Recycling. "Anything that you have that's electronics, we accept that at no charge at our facility."

The same law will apply to homeowners in the year 2015. Businesses who are caught throwing out electronics will be slapped with a $250 fine.

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