New York Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Waste haulers: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 374-1.6

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Hazardous waste recycling:

Overview: 6 NYCRR 371.1(g)

Precious metal recovery: 6 NYCRR 374-1.6

Spent lead acid batteries: 6 NYCRR 374-1.7

Rechargeable batteries: New York State Rechargeable Battery Law, New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1801 to 27-1811

Used oil recycling: 6 NYCRR 360-1.3(a)(2)(ii)(d), 6 NYCRR 360-14.1 to 360-14.4, and 6 NYCRR 374-2.1 to 374-2.9

Dental mercury: 6 NYCRR 374-4

Recyclables handling and recovery facilities: 6 NYCRR 360-1.2(b)(131), 6 NYCRR 360-12.1, and 6 NYCRR 360-12.2

Applicability: 6 NYCRR 360-12.1

Permits: 6 NYCRR 360-1.7 to 360-1.13

Registration: 6 NYCRR 360-1.7(d)

Operating standards: 6 NYCRR 360-12.2

Reporting and recordkeeping: 360-12.2(d)) and 6 NYCRR 360-1.8(h)(8)

Other nonhazardous recycling activities: 6 NYCRR 360-12.1(e)


New York Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, ECL 27-2601 to 27-2621

Electronic disposal ban: ECL 27-2611

Scrap metal exemption: 6 NYCRR 371.1(g)(1)(iii)(b) and 6 NYCRR 371.1(c)(7)

Processed scrap metal exclusion: 6 NYCRR 371.1(e)(1)(xiii)

Household waste exclusion: 6 NYCRR 371.1(e)(2)(i)

Cell phones: New York State Wireless Recycling Act, ECL 27-2301 to 27-2305

Regulatory Agency

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Materials Management Bureau of Waste Reduction and Recycling Product Stewardship and Waste Reduction Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York follows the federal rules for hazardous waste recycling and adds additional requirements for precious metal ...

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