Illegal dumping of E-waste in New York’s Onondaga County

Illegal dumping of E-waste in New York’s Onondaga County

NYS DEC news:

On April 4, ECO Don Damrath worked on a complaint from city of Syracuse officials involving the illegal disposal of flat screen TVs at various locations in the city. Evidence from nine large TVs dumped in the driveway of an abandoned home led ECO Damrath and Syracuse City Police Officer Carlos Romain to a small TV repair shop on the south side of the city. The shop owner admitted to relinquishing broken TVs to at least two individuals for disposal. Working with the information provided by the shop owner, ECO Damrath and Officer Romain located one of the suspects and obtained admissions linking the suspect to several dump sites. ECO Damrath charged both the suspect and the shop owner with unlawful disposal of solid waste. The pair also received tickets for violations of city codes from Officer Romain. The investigation is continuing, and additional arrests are anticipated. Electronic waste (E-waste) such as flat screen TVs, computers, and other electronic wastes, can lead to lead, mercury, cadmium, or other toxins that could contaminate air, water, and soil if not properly recycled. Residents can download the list of registered NYS Electronic Waste Collection Sites sorted by county to find a registered electronic waste collection site near them.

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