Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lower East Side Ecology Center Holding Roosevelt Island Electronic Waste Recycling On Saturday April 3

You Tube Video of Union Square LESEC E-Waste Recycling

According to Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Community Relations Expert Erica Wilder, the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be holding a free electronic waste recycling event on Saturday April 3:

RIOC and the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be holding a free electronic waste recycling event just in time for spring-cleaning to help Roosevelt Island Residents un-clutter their homes of unwanted gadgets by disposing of electronics in an environmentally sound way. This year also marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.

Residents are invited to bring their unwanted electronics to the Good Shephard Plaza 543 Main Street-Saturday, April 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Rain or shine)

The following items will be accepted: working and non-working computers (laptops, desktops, servers), monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, audio-visual electronic devices and cell phones.

According to an EPA study, 40% of the toxins in household garbage come from computers and electronics. Recycling electronics help keeps these toxins out of landfills, incinerators and the environment. By offering free electronics recycling events, the Lower East Side Ecology Center is hoping to stem the tide of all these highly toxic materials reaching the waste stream.
Click on images below for more information and additional locations for future electronic waste recycling events.

RIOC is advising:
Be advised that due to the E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT being held at the Good Shephard Plaza (543 Main Street), there will be "No Parking" from 543 Main Street to 531 Main Street during the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010.
More on recycling electronic waste from NYC Waste Less.