30 December 2010

Recycle your electronics in the new year..

After-the-Holidays eWaste Recycling

Throughout January, we're hosting ten eWaste Recycling Events around New York City with our partner, The Lower East Side Ecology Center.

These events are being held nearly every weekend, all across four boroughs of New York City.

Now is the perfect time to dispose of any electronics you may have replaced over the holidays.


So bring your old computers, printers, monitors, and any other unwanted electronics to a drop-off location near you for safe and proper electronics recycling.

As an added bonus, all recyclers can enter our raffle to win an Apple MacBook Air and can find out how to get one of our organic cotton "I Recycle NY" t-shirts. Recyclers will also receive a coupon for a special discount on an Apple Mac, iPod, or iPad, and an eco-friendly LCD from Samsung.

For details, a complete list of acceptable items, and answers to all your questions about eWaste Recycling Events, visit the Lower East Side Ecology Center's FAQ.


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10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sun 2Union Square Park, North Plaza (Broadway & E 17th St)Manhattan
Sat 8East 163rd St. (btwn Southern & Bruckner Blvds)Bronx
Sat 8Bowling Green Park (East side of Broadway at Beaver St)Manhattan
Sun 9Queens Botanical Garden, Parking lot (entry on Crommelin St)Queens
Sat 15Tekserve, 119 W 23rd St (btwn 6th & 7th Aves)Manhattan
Sun 16Prospect Park West & 3rd StBrooklyn
Sat 22Ring Garden (Riverside Drive btwn Seaman Ave. & Broadway)Manhattan
Sat 22Habana Outpost Fulton St (btwn South Portland Ave & South Oxford St)Brooklyn
Sun 23Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331E 70th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Aves)Manhattan
Sun 23W 62nd St (btwn Columbus Ave & Broadway)Manhattan

Why Recycle Your Electronics?

The components in many electronics can be incredibly hazardous to the environment--contributing up to 70% of the toxins found in landfills--so it's important that they are properly recycled. Sponsored collection events, like these, are one of the easiest ways to properly dispose of your old gadgets in NYC. Due to funding constraints, the city's electronics recycling events and the Build It Green electronics drop-off program have been suspended.

Win a New Apple MacBook Air for Recycling

To celebrate the event, anyone bringing electronics to be recycled can register for our raffle to win a new MacBook Air ($999 value). All participants in the event will also receive: (1) a coupon for a $25 discount on a Mac, iPad, or iPod (except iPod shuffle) purchased by March 31st, 2011. (2) an exclusive discount on an eco-friendly 23-inch LCD from Samsung, and (3) a coupon for the iconic "I Recycle NY" t-shirt, free with purchase at Tekserve.