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It's Now Illegal To Throw Away Electronics Items In New York

It is now illegal to throw out electronics with regular garbage in New York State.
It is now illegal to throw out electronics with regular garbage in New York State. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- As of New Year's Day, it is now illegal for New Yorkers to throw out their old or unwanted electronics in the regular trash, according to the Albany Business review.

The new e-waste initiative is the final installment of a law that was signed in 2010 in an effort to prevent heavy metals acids, and other potentially dangerous chemicals from seeping into soil and drinking water, the Albany Business Review said.

Violators who are caught attempting to throw out items like video game consoles, televisions, laptops and more can be fined up to $100 for each infraction, the Albany Business Review said.

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