Thursday, March 18, 2010

Electronics Recycling is Back in NYC!

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is having electronics recycling events throughout NYC this spring. Drop off your unwanted electronics at any of these locations.

Residential waste only, they won't accept commercial waste.
There's no limit to how much stuff you can bring. Items they accept:
  • Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
  • Monitors
  • Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
  • Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
  • Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.)
  • Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, etc )
  • TVs, VCRs, & DVD Players
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
  • Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)
March 28th
10am - 4pm
Union Square @ 17th St and Broadway

April 10th
10am - 4pm
Tekserve @ 119 W 23rd St, Chelsea

April 18th
10am - 4pm
Morningside Park, Morningside Ave between 113th and 114th St

April 3rd
10am - 4pm
Good Shepherd Plaza @ 543 Main St Roosevelt Island

April 17th
10am - 4pm
Habana Outpost @ South Portland Ave and Fulton St Fort Greene

April 25th
10am - 4pm
PS 29 School Yard @ Baltic St between Henry and Clinton St Cobble Hill

April 11th
10am - 4pm
Travers Park @ 78th St between Northern Blvd and 34th Ave
Jackson Hghts

Don't forget to erase your personal data on your computers beforehand.
For PC's check out this great video from PC World.
Mac users try
these instructions from U of Delaware.


Kate said...

(Hi, I'm a friend of Julie Zaveloff, I've greatly been enjoying your blog.) I just wanted to also pipe up that in Ohio, Habitat for Humanity runs a computer recycling program in which they collect computers, wipe the drives seven times, and then if they can be rehabbed, they donate them to Habitat families or affiliate offices, or sell them in the store to benefit Habitat. If the computers are beyond use, they recycle them responsibly. It's a great idea if an organization you trust is running a similar program in your city, as reusing is always preferable to recycling!

laura said...

hi kate :O)
yes reusing is better than recycling!
thanks for the info, will check it out...