Thursday, September 27, 2007

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation

Sunday, September 30, 2007, 8am - 2pm
Keyspan Park, Coney Island
(Surf Ave. & 19th St., take Cropsey Ave. exit off the Belt Parkway)

Recycle Your Electronics

Drop off your unwanted or broken electronics for recycling. Only the following items will be accepted:

* computers & laptops
* monitors
* printers & scanners (desktop only)
* keyboards & mice
* TVs
* VCRs & DVD players
* cell phones

Other kinds of electronics won't be accepted. Only NYC residents (no businesses allowed) may drop off material (limit five pieces per vehicle). The first 100 people to drop off electronics will receive a $5 Best Buy gift card.

All dropped off items will be recycled through contracted vendors and all data on hard drives will be destroyed; no scavenging will be permitted and no tax-deduction receipts will be given out.

While safe to use, electronics contain hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Recycling your unwanted electronic equipment keeps these hazardous materials out of the waste stream and the environment.

Donate Clothing and Linens

Drop off your gently used clothing and linens for donation:

* Clothing: pants, dresses, shirts, sweaters, shoes, handbags, belts
* Linens: blankets, towels, sheets, curtains, tablecloths

Only donate clean, gently used clothing and linens. Place donated items in plastic bags and tie securely to avoid moisture contamination. Tax-deduction receipts will be available upon request from Goodwill Industries

www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/recycling/fall2007events.shtml