A federal court judge today dismissed the lawsuit filed last July by the electronics industry associations against the New York City electronics waste recycling law. The case was rendered moot when the New York legislature passed a statewide e-waste bill that pre-empted the City’s law. That bill was signed into law by Governor Patterson on May 28. Both the State and City laws hold the manufacturers responsible for paying for collection and recycling of old electronic products.
A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit seeking to halt the Big Apple’s electronics waste recycling law, and a similar state-wide law that pre-empted the law is going on the books.