Friday, September 21, 2012

E-Waste Recycling on Saturday, 9/20

Date: Saturday, September 20

Time: 10am-4pm, rain or shine

Location: Brooklyn Ave. between St. Marks Ave. & Prospect Place in Bedford Stuyvesant—See map

Directions: Take the C train to Kingston-Throops Ave., walk 6 blocks south and 1 avenue east or take the B43 bus to Brooklyn Ave.and St. Marks Ave.

According to the EPA, electronic waste contributes 70% of the toxins (such as lead, mercury, cadmium, phosphros and flame-retardants) found in lnadfills.  Recycling your ele ctronics waste decreases energy and water use, reduces pollution and keeps haqardous chemicals out of our air and water.
Acceptable items include:
  • Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
  • Monitors
  • Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
  • Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
  • Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
  • Tablets and E-readers
  • Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
  • TVs, VCRs, DVRs, & DVD Players
  • Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
  • Portable music players
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Video-games
  • Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
  • Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)
They do not accept not accept home appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, or air conditioners. For more information, see the Lower East Side Ecology Center website

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