As of January 2015, it is illegal to discard electronics in the trash or at the curb. The electronics covered by this New York State law include computers and their peripherals, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets, and small servers. See for more information.

DSNY's e-cycleNYC Program: Apartment buildings with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient service to pick up and recycle unwanted electronics. Learn more at

Retail Drop-Off Programs: Drop off electronics (no purchase necessary) at Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, and Staples (no TVs), or at organizations, such as Gowanus E-waste warehouse.

Mail-Back Programs: Many brands offer take-back programs. Check your specific
brand's website for details.

Electronics Recycling Events: Bring electronics to e-waste recycling events held by organizations, such
as Lower East Side Ecology Center, or to DSNY SAFE Disposal Events.

Donate or Sell Electronics: If they still work, you can donate or sell electronics. Visit for options in your neighborhood.