Data Sources

# Organization Name Website Data Description
1 Environmental Protection Agency Echo Database SEC Code 4953 is landfill. There is a lot of information here but often needs to be cleaned.
2 Department of Environmental Conservation This is all about NY state
3 Recyclemainia Recyclemainia has posted yearly results to their competition.
4 NYC Open Data NYC does have some data related to waste. Data is very sparse however.
5 EPA - E-waste View Full report Electronics Waste Management in the United States Through 2009. Published May 2011
6 EPA - MSW View Full Report Municipal Solid Waste in the United States - 2011 Facts and Figures
7 BAN - Exporting Harm View Full Report The High-Tech Trashing of Asia

Other Organizations

Organization Description
The Basel Convention The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on 22 March 1989 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland, in response to a public outcry following the discovery, in the 1980s, in Africa and other parts of the developing world of deposits of toxic wastes imported from abroad.
Basel Action Network BAN is the world’s only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts. Working at the nexus of human rights and environment, we confront the issues of environmental justice at a macro level, preventing disproportionate and unsustainable dumping of the world’s toxic waste and pollution on our global village’s poorest residents. At the same time we actively promote the sustainable and just solutions to our consumption and waste crises — banning waste trade, while promoting green, toxic free and democratic design of consumer products. BAN is a 501(c)3 charitable organization of the United States, based in Seattle, Washington
Electronics TakeBack Coalition

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Our goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

We will accomplish this goal in part by establishing extended producer responsibility (EPR) as the policy tool to promote sustainable production and consumption of consumer electronics (all products with a circuit board). EPR will improve the next generation of solid waste and toxic materials policy, promote the manufacture of cleaner computers and curb the flow of toxic electronic waste by pushing manufacturers to take responsibility for their waste, internalizing its cost in corporate bottom lines, and phasing out the use of hazardous substances.

Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition is a diverse non-profit organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry.
Align - Transform Dont Trash NYC Through the Transform Don’t Trash NYC campaign, ALIGN is uniting labor, environmental justice, community and other advocates to transform NYC’s commercial waste system. By improving environmental standards, labor standards and corporate accountability, we aim to reduce waste and pollution, create cleaner and healthier communities for all New Yorkers, lift thousands waste industry workers and their families out of poverty, and create thousands of new, quality jobs in recycling and recycling-reliant industries.