Risky Business

There are real consequences for non-compliance in disposing of e-waste or not securely destroying data. These consequences can have severe financial impact, cause unfavorable press and public perception.

Working with a certified e-cycling company, eliminates these risks while increasing the company social responsibility profile. Companies can safeguard against information leaks and regulation fines, while protecting their reputation.

Compliance with HIPAA and GLBA regulations.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), established standards related to health insurance coverage and the privacy of health-related information. Employers can face significant penalties for failure to comply.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) is a broad set of regulations that affect the financial services industry. These key regulations protect and safeguard the collection, storage and disclosure of customers’ financial information. IT departments are often responsible for GLBA compliance.

Secure data disposal is especially important in HIPPA and GLBA regulation compliance so that you will not be legally at risk.

New York State Electronics Recycling Laws

The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Article 27, Title 26 of the Environmental Conservation Law) was signed into law by the governor on May 28, 2010 with oversight by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

The New York e-waste and electronics recycling law ensures that every New Yorker will have the opportunity to recycle their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. It requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient e-waste recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state.

Consumers eligible for free and convenient recycling include individuals, for-profit businesses, corporations with less than 50 full time employees, not-for-profit corporations with less than 75 full time employees, not-for-profit corporations designated under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, schools, or governmental entities located in NYS.

For-profit businesses with 50 or more full time employees and not-for-profit corporations with 75 or more full time employees may be charged for electronics recycling in New York State. Manufacturers may also charge for “premium services” such as data destruction and door-to-door pickup.

The law requires that eligible consumers and businesses bring their items to a designated electronics or computer recycling location (collection event or drop-off location) to take advantage of the manufacturer-covered costs.  What the law does not require is for manufacturers to provide a system to help you remove the items from your home or business. This is where 4THBIN can help…

4THBIN is registered as an Electronic Waste Consolidation Facility. We will pick up your businesses eligible electronic waste items and recycle them in accordance with the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.

Proposed Federal Legislation

Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA)

The Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (H.R. 917) was introduced to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Feb 7, 2017. SEERA proposes to limit the export of untested, non-working electronic waste that may be used to make counterfeit electronic parts that may eventually be found in defense technologies and civilian electronics supply chains.

To track the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act and the legislation through Congress, visit:


For more information on the bill, its status, and links to other resources visit Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER):


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