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East Rochester Department of Public Works
E-Waste Policy: Effective January 1, 2013
Beginning January 1, 2013, the Town/Village of East Rochester has instituted new collection rules pertaining to all electronic waste in order to comply with the new state wide electronic waste collecting law. As part of this new law, landfills will no longer be allowed to accept any electronic waste collected by the Town/Village of East Rochester at their disposal sites.
As of January 1, 2013, any form of electronic waste placed at the curb for collection for either regular pick up as well as during bulk pick up, will incur a fee of $25.00 per item if collected by the Department of Public Works (DPW). Any such disposed electronic waste items will be tagged with a yellow sticker and left at the curb by the regular refuse or bulk refuse collection crew, and a separate collection crew will be back in the afternoon on the next regular workday to collect those electronic waste items which still remain at the curb. Upon collection, these items will be brought to the DPW Garage, where we will have an electronic waste collection facility. We have partnered with SUNNKING Electronics Recycling to comply with this new law.
To avoid the fee for curbside collection, any residents wishing to dispose of any electronic waste, may instead bring their items to the Department of Public Works Garage at 200 Ontario Street, Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Although residents will be asked to sign in for this process, there is no fee for this drop off service and it is available to all residents regardless of whether they have refuse service provided by the Town/Village of East Rochester.
Examples of Electronic Waste (E-Waste) are: Computers (towers, laptops, PDA’s, Tablets), Monitors (CRT, LCD, LED), Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Fax machines, Televisions, VCR’s, CD/DVD players, Stereo equipment, Cell phones, Telephones and anything else with a plug.