The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Article 27, Title 26 of the Environmental Conservation Law) ensure that every New Yorker has the opportunity to recycle his or her electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner.
The law requires manufacturers to establish a convenient system for the collection, handling, and recycling or reuse of electronic waste. Manufacturers of covered electronic equipment (CEE) will be responsible for implementing and maintaining an acceptance program for the discarded electronic waste, with oversight by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). For general information about this Act including definition of eligible consumers please see the NYS DEC website (http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/65583.html).
COVERED ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (CEE):
- Small Scale Servers
- Computer Peripherals (including any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into such product)
- Electronic Keyboards
- Electronic Mice or Similar Pointing Devices
- Facsimile Machines (only if intended for use with computer and weighing less than 100 pounds)
- Document Scanners (only if intended for use with computer and weighing less than 100 pounds)
- Printers (only if intended for use with computer and weighing less than 100 pounds)
- Small Electronic Equipment (including any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into such product)
- Digital Video Recorders
- Portable Digital Music Players
- DVD Players
- Digital Converter Boxes
- Cable or Satellite Receivers
- Electronic or Video Game Consoles
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CUSTOMER DATA ON COMPUTER HARDWARE
You are responsible for all confidential data that may be stored on the Computer Hardware. Before you ship any Computer Hardware for recycling, you are responsible for:
- (a) deleting the data on the hard-disk drives and any other storage devices in the products;
- (b) backing up or transferring any data prior to deletion; and
- (c) removing any removable media, such as diskettes, CDs, or PC Cards.
For removing data on Computer Hardware, there are a variety of free data-wiping software applications available. By following the software manufacturer instructions to ensure data is removed from the machine prior to returning for recycling will protect your personal data.
Neither Panasonic Corporation of North America, nor AnythingIT Inc. nor any third party (including shipping service) will accept liability for lost data or software or dissemination of confidential information.