Lower Your E-Waste Level
Queens, N.Y. - The Lower East Side Ecology Center sends its trucks into neighborhoods around the city three times a year. In the two years since they launched, they've collected over 100 tons of obsolete computer equipment from NYC residents and institutions.
This weekend you can recycle your TVs, VCRs, radios, copiers, printers, monitors, answering machines, keyboards and more by dropping them off at the New York Hall of Science on:
Saturday August 2, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday August 3, 10 am - 4 pm
Monday August 4, 4 pm - 7 pm
Why recycle obsolete electronic equipment? Because their electronic components contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium. According to an EPA study, about 40% of heavy metals, including lead, mercury and cadmium, in landfills comes from electronic equipment discards.