At Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery, they are ramping up for big business. They know once the state's new law takes effect, more people will be looking to get rid of old electronics.
"If there is a law and word free is involved, we absolutely anticipate a big bump in business and volume," says Mike Whyte the President of RCR&R.
The act goes into effect April first. It will make it free for consumers to recycle approved devices. In the past there was usually a fee involved to dispose of things like computers and tv's. Now the makers of those products will have to pick up the tab."
"The fee based service that we've been providing for the last 15 years is now going to be covered by the manufacturers of those electronics," Whyte adds.
At RCR&R's facility in Victor, they are adding extra shifts to meet the demand.
"We have a large scale hand dismantling operation as well as shredding and baling operation to recover those base materials," says Whyte.
They try to find new uses for as many parts as possible. They even sell some items on e-bay.They also have product testers who make sure what they're selling works properly. Items that are beyond repair, are destroyed and disposed of properly.
"We're going to do exactly what we've been doing for the last three years. Selecting equipment and electronics and recycling equipment in the best environmentally conscious way we can," says Whyte.
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RCR&R has already waived the drop off fee for covered appliances in anticipation of the new rules in April.