October 08, 2010
DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of Computer Equipment Disposal in Central NY
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Computer Equipment Disposal in Central New York. The following local government entities were audited: Madison County, the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (OCM BOCES), the Herkimer County Community College and the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District.
“My office’s audits of local governments improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for local officials to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars. Madison County, the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the Herkimer County Community College and the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District are properly disposing of computer equipment. This is good for the community and good for the environment. Each local government should be commended for their good work. ”
DiNapoli’s auditors found that local government entity officials were aware of the hazardous content in computer equipment and have taken steps to dispose of the equipment in an environmentally safe manner.
While each of the four entities recycles computer equipment, there are differences. For example, the Herkimer County Community College uses a local waste authority, which is a permitted household hazardous waste facility, for disposal of its computer equipment. Madison County operates its own solid waste department that collects both unneeded county-owned computer equipment as well as residential e-waste. Madison County, the OCM BOCES and Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District dispose of unneeded computer equipment with a commercial recycler.
For a link to the complete audit, see: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/swr/2010/compequipcny/global.pdf
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