New Yorkers now have to be extra careful when they dispose of their batteries go. Thanks to the new state law, those who get caught dispose of rechargeable batteries can be fined $ 50 or more.
The law was approved on December 10, 2010, and officially came into effect yesterday. According to The Post-Standard, the law makes it a crime to "knowingly dispose of rechargeable batteries at any time in the state."
To make things easier for the consumer, a local county website providing New York with a list of 51 companies that received the battery. You can also buy lithium-polymer battery pack via nuenergystorage.com/polymer-batteries/.
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Dry cell batteries that can be recharged such as nickel-cadmium, sealed lead, lithium-ion, nickel-metal hydride and must be recycled, the law says. type of battery is generally used to provide electricity for power tools, laptop computers, and phones.
The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency made sure to clarify that while the battery may look like ordinary alkaline batteries, they are different because they have the word "refill" on them.
Officials from the NY Department of Environmental Conservation says that the batteries are toxic and they will harm the environment if they are not handled with the government approve of the way.
It also does not include batteries used as the main source of power for cars, boats, trucks, tractors, golf carts, wheelchairs or other vehicles; The batteries used to store electricity from solar or wind generator-driven; or batteries used for backup power, which is an essential part of an electronic device.
There are no details about how enforcement would prove that someone intentionally dumped rechargeable battery, and it is unknown whether legislators will enact policies NYC content-driven trash monitoring.