New Yorkers looking to get rid of their dusty old computer monitors will soon be able to recycle them for free.
Under a new law signed by Governor David Paterson, manufacturers that sell electronics are required to accept old and used products for recycling.
They also have to pay a registration fee and face surcharges if they fail to meet goals.
The so-called "e-waste" law also increases some fees for generating hazardous waste.
New York is the 22nd state to enact an electronic waste recycling law.
There is currently no uniform federal law.
It takes effect next April.