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NYSDEC E-waste Team (518) 402-8706 ReTRAC.Ewaste@dec.ny.gov

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NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling & Reuse Act Program

The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Act) went into effect January 1, 2011. The Act ensures that every New Yorker has the opportunity to recycle their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. The Act requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state, using a variety of acceptance methods. Electronic waste recycling facilities, consolidation facilities, collection sites (e.g. retail and municipal locations) and collection events are all major components of the state’s electronic waste recycling infrastructure. In order to properly track the flow of material and evaluate the effectiveness of the Act, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) must obtain complete and accurate registration and annual reporting data from all regulated entities.

Re-TRAC Connect serves as the Department’s online registration and annual reporting system for the Act. Manufacturers of covered electronic equipment, collective electronic waste acceptance programs, electronic waste collection sites, consolidation facilities and recycling facilities, are required to use this system for their registration and annual reporting purposes.

Before proceeding with the account creation process, users should familiarize themselves with the details of the program by visiting the Department’s website. In Step 2 of the account creation process, the user will need to select the type of organization they are registering as (i.e. manufacturer, collective, electronic waste collection site, etc.). If you are registering as an electronic waste collection site, electronic waste consolidation facility or electronic waste recycling facility or a combination of these facilities, you should select the highest level of facility as your organization type. For example, if you are registering an electronic waste recycling facility that will also operate as an electronic waste collection site, you should select “recycling facility” as your organization type. Once your account is created you will be required to complete a registration process where details of your organization will be submitted.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Create your account

    Provide your name, email address, and choose a password

  2. Check your E-mail

    Click the Re-TRAC link in your e-mail to activate your account. This will automatically log you in to your Re-TRAC account.

  3. Join the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling & Reuse Act Program

    Click the "Join" button and complete the steps.

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