Throughout January: Free E-Waste Recycling

The Lower East Side Ecology Center will be holding its annual e-waste collection events throughout the month of January. Beginning April 1, 2011, the New York State E-Waste Recycling law will go into effect, and manufacturers of electronic equipment will be required to offer residents, small businesses and non-profits free recycling programs, but until then you can safely dispose of old, unwanted equipment at one of the events listed below. Bring working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and PDAs.

All events are held from 10am – 4pm, rain or shine:

Saturday, January 8 at Bowling Green Park – East side of Broadway at Beaver St., Manhattan
Saturday, January 8 at East 163rd St. btw. Southern & Bruckner Blvds., Bronx
Sunday, January 9 at Queens Botanical Garden – Parking lot entrance on Crommelin St., Queens
Saturday, January 15 at Tekserve – 119 West 23rd St. btw 6th & 7th Aves., Manhattan
Sunday, January 16 at Prospect Park – Prospect Park West & 3rd St., Brooklyn
Saturday, January 22 at Ring Garden – Riverside Drive btw Seaman Ave. & Broadway, Manhattan
Saturday, January 22 at Habana Outpost – Fulton St. btw South Portland Ave. & South Oxford St., Brooklyn
Sunday, January 23 at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House – 331 East 70th St. btw 1st & 2nd Aves., Manhattan
Sunday, January 23 at West 62nd St. btw Columbus & Amsterdam Aves., Manhattan

Since 2003, LESEC has diverted over 1,627,000 pounds of unwanted electronic waste from landfills. For more information, visit their Web site or call 212-477-4022.