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A Message from our President

Welcome to the New York State Chapter of SWANA, an organization of solid waste professionals committed to environmental stewardship and the advancement of sustainable environmental technology. Members of the New York Chapter represent all aspects of waste and materials management and come from state and municipal government agencies, private companies, engineering, legal and financial consultants, as well as private citizens with an interest in advancing the state’s materials management practices.

As President of the New York State Chapter of SWANA I am very proud of the Chapter’s accomplishments and the services and benefits that we are able to offer to the Chapter’s membership.

The accomplishments of the New York State Chapter are due to the investment of our membership and the vision of the Chapter’s Board of Directors whose effort and energy have been invaluable with respect to environmental stewardship, and steadily advancing toward a position of sustainability within New York State. I admire these men and women and am privileged to serve alongside them on behalf of the Chapter.

- Mark A. Swyka



New York Times "The Reign of Recycling" Response


Early this month, the New York Times published an opinion piece, “The Reign of Recycling,” which took issue with recycling in the United States. SWANA teamed with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) issued the following joint response.

On a quarterly basis the New York State Chapter will "spotlight" one New York State facility. Each spotlight feature will provide information, facility photos and contact information. This will provide fellow members with an opportunity to learn more about the various facilities throughout the state and to make new contacts. To have your facility featured contact Debra Smith at

Sunnking: Electronics Recycling Facility


At Sunnking, we pride ourselves on being pioneers and professionals in the recycling frontier. For over a decade we have been providing superior electronics recycling services to residents and businesses. We are R2 certified which means we do not ship any unprocessed materials overseas. It’s a fully transparent and secure process so you know when you recycle with us your equipment will be handled properly. If you recycle a hard drive with us it’s wiped and shredded so you don’t have to worry about identity theft.


Protecting your personal and business information in today’s digital age is more important now than ever. With the use of increasingly sophisticated tactics, an attacker wishing to gain access to sensitive information often looks for improperly disposed of computer equipment containing media storage devices. Every piece of equipment that Sunnking receives goes through a secure data destruction process to ensure that your sensitive information remains private. Our process uses a combination of “secure erase” commands built into the drives themselves, DoD approved multi-pass wiping and physical destruction (shredding) of drives.

Most electronics are 100% recyclable. Common materials that are recovered through our process for reuse include glass, copper, aluminum, tin, steel, iron, plastic, silver, platinum, and gold. In addition to these reusable materials, there are also a handful of harmful and highly toxic substances such as lead, mercury, beryllium, lithium, cadmium, BRFs (Brominated Flame Retardants), PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls), and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). Electronics and equipment that are determined to have additional value from a refurbishing and reuse standpoint are first checked to ensure that all hard drives have been removed before being sent to Sunnking’s Inventory Production, eBay or Wholesale operations. Items are researched, tested, refurbished and resold through various sales channels.


If electronics and equipment are not candidates for refurbishing or reuse are sent through a manual dismantling process where materials are de-manufactured into various metals, plastics and glass and sold as commodities. All hard drives and media storage devices are removed and sent to a secure hard drive wiping/shredding area to ensure our client’s data remains private.


Sunnking has created a network of permanent drop-off sites and one day collection events for residents and businesses throughout New York and Western Pennsylvania. Residents are given access to a convenient location to bring electronics and equipment for recycling at any of these drop-offs. All hard drives and personal information will be handled in a sensitive nature to ensure that all personal data is either wiped or physically destroyed. We also have a great event we do this time every year called E-Scrap 4 Camp.

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