Solid Waste Department


Since 2015, the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act has prohibited all New York State Residents from disposing of any Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) by any disposal method other than reuse or recycling. This act requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to all New York State Residents. For any E-waste not generated in a residential setting, please contact Tim Palmiter, at 585-268-7282.

The New York State DEC provides for two means of residential E-Waste recycling. In conjunction with the Act, Allegany County currently provides four, quarterly, E-Waste collection events as well as 12 monthly TV Collection events. These events are provided for residential E-Waste recycling only. There is a limit of two televisions per person at the Monthly TV Collections.

Electronic Waste Collection Events are held at the Belmont Recycling Center and are scheduled for the following dates:

Accepted Items at Electronic Waste Collection Events

  • Televisions
  • VCR Players
  • DVD Players
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Computer Wires & Cords
  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Game Consoles and Controllers
  • Keyboards and Mice
  • Copy Machines
  • Fax Machines

Not Accepted:

  • Speakers
  • Landline telephones
  • Scanners, copiers, and fax machines over 100 pounds
  • Rechargeable batteries- can be returned to any retailer that sells rechargeable batteries or items with rechargeable batteries.
  • Single-use or rechargeable vaporizers
  • Automotive equipment
  • Items containing refrigerant
  • Cell Phones- these can be returned to any retailer that sells cell phones

The NYS Wireless Telephone Recycling Act requires wireless telephone (cell phone) service suppliers that offer wireless phones for sale, to provide for the free reuse and recycling of up to 10 cell phones per day, during regular business hours, from any person or provide for the free shipping of those phones to a recycling program. Cell phones may be turned in for recycling too, or have shipping provided by, any retailer in Allegany County who sells cell phones.

For further information, contact Tim Palmiter, (585) 268-7282.