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LES Ecology Center October 2014

Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center for free eWaste Recycling right in our neighborhood.

This Sunday, October 26th, find the Ecology Center set up outside the Abrons Art Center, on Grand Street between Pitt Street and Bialystoker Place, accepting unwanted electronics for recycling and re-use. We’ll be there from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine.

Click here for additional event information

What can I bring?

We accept the following working and non-working equipment:

• Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
• Monitors
• Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
• Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
• Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
• Tablets and E-readers
• Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
• TVs, VCRs, DVRs, & DVD Players
• Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
• Portable music players
• Audio-visual equipment
• Video-games
• Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
• Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)

We cannot accept home appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, air conditioners or smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. For information on how to dispose of these items, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: We accept media such as disks, CDs, and VHS tapes but suggest a donation of $.50 per VHS tape to cover our recycling costs.

Please call 212.477.4022 or email info@lesecologycenter.org if you have additional questions.

 

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Recycle Your Old Electronic Equipment Sunday on Grand Street

If you have electronic equipment to get rid of, this weekend there’s an opportunity to dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way.  Old computers, TV’s, printers, cables, DVD players, video game consoles and other items can be dropped off at a recycling site on Grand Street between Pitt and Willett streets.  The event is being sponsored by the LES Ecology Center, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Henry Street Settlement. The hours are 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Click here for more info.

 

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We have a roundup of activities happening in our neighborhood.

Electronics Recycling Sunday on Delancey Street

Have you got a computer, a television or, maybe, a cell phone to unload? Luck would have it the Lower East Side Ecology Center and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are sponsoring an e-recycling event on Sunday. You can drop off used electronics anytime between 10am and 4pm on Delancey Street, between Chrystie and Forsyth. They do not accept home appliances, like microwaves or refrigerators, and cannot take any electronics from businesses. Check out the list of accepted equipment after the jump:

Electronics Recycling Offered This Weekend

From the in-box, word from State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver about this weekend’s “electronic waste” recycling event. It’ll be offered both Saturday and Sunday from 10-4, on Essex Street,  between Grand and Hester. Residents, small businesses and non-profits are all welcome to drop off electronics they plan to throw away. Silver is co-sponsoring the event with the LES Ecology Center. Click through to see a list of the items they’ll be accepting.