Spring (cleaning) is here and the Lower East Side Ecology Center is helping you clear old and unwanted electronics out of your closets without trashing the environment! Drop-off your tech gear at locations in all five boroughs during March, April and May to have it responsibly recycled.
A list of acceptable materials can be found here and we accept electronics from households, not-for-profit organizations, and small businesses. We do not accept home appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, or air conditioners and we also do not accept carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
We know that data security is important to, well, everyone and you can find out more about which recyclers we work with and how we handle data-containing devices in our FAQs.
All events will be held rain or shine.
Spring 2013 Events
5th Avenue between Douglass and Sterling Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Sephardic Community Center, 1901 Ocean Parkway (at Avenue S), Brooklyn, NY 11223
Tekserve, 119 West 23rd Street (between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10011
Jewish Community Center, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10306
Delancey Street (north side) between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets, New York, NY 10002
Maria Hernandez Park, Knickerbocker Avenue between Starr Street and Suydam Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Habana Outpost, Fulton Street between South Portland Avenue and South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Landmark Courthouse, Third Avenue and Brook Avenue, Melrose, Bronx, NY 10451
Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway between Manhattan College Parkway and Post Road, Bronx 10471
Old Stone House/JJ Byrne Playground, 5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Poly Prep Country Day School, 9216 Seventh Avenue (b/w 92nd St and Poly Pl), Brooklyn, NY 11228
St. George Day, Victory Boulevard and Bay Street, St. George, Staten Island 10301
Amsterdam Avenue between West 74th and West 75th Streets, New York, NY 10023
P.S. 101Q, Standish Road between Slocum Crescent & Childrens Lane, Forest Hills, Queens, NY 11375
Stuyvesant Town, 14th Street Loop, enter at 14th St & Ave A, New York, NY 10009
Tekserve is offering recyclers a "Green Karma" Coupon worth between $5 and $500 off any products or services from Tekserve and entry into a raffle to win a MacBook Air.
Zipcar is offering existing Zipcar members a $15 driving credit for bringing electronics to these events.
The spring 2013 events are sponsored by Tekserve.
We would like to thank the following partners for being involved in the spring 2013 collection events:
Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, Bushwick Eco Action Network (BEAN), Councilmembers Gale Brewer and Rosie Mendez, Department of Parks and Recreation, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, Habana Outpost, Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, Nos Quedamos, Park Slope Civic Council, Poly Prep Country Day School, P.S. 101Q and the P.S. 101Q PTA, Sephardic Community Center, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Tekserve
Here's a clip I made from a trip to an E-Waste drive: