Recycle That TV Monitor; Fee to Be Charged Starting March 1   

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling is pleased to announce that Sullivan County residents recycled approximately 445,000 pounds of electronic scrap in 2017 – that’s almost 6 pounds for every man, woman and child living in the County. This is a significant accomplishment, because there are many hazards in electronic devices that are removed and reclaimed during the recycling process.

As a reminder, we accept a variety of electronics at our County-operated transfer stations located in Monticello, Ferndale, Mamakating, Highland, Rockland and Cochecton, including Televisions, Computers & Peripherals, Scanners, Cable/Satellite Boxes, Displays/Monitors/Cathode Ray Tubes, Laptops, Tablets, VCRs, Disc Players, Fax Machines, and Consumer Batteries.

Effective March 1, 2018, there will be a nominal charge of $15 for CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) televisions and computer monitors. All other electronic items will continue to be accepted for free. Commercial electronics are not accepted.

District 7 Legislator & Public Works Committee Chairman Joseph Perrello said, “The electronics recycling program has been a success story for the County and has been offered for free for many years. We believe that the small charge for certain electronics is a fair improvement to this program and will make it sustainable over time.” 

For additional information about waste reduction strategies, reuse and recycling, as well as transfer stations’ hours of operation, please contact Donna Egan at the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling at 845-807-0290.  Or visit our website: http://co.sullivan.ny.us/Departments/SolidWasteRecycling/tabid/3198/Default.aspx