E-Waste Recycling Effort Expands Into Brooklyn
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New Yorkers now have an easy and environmentally responsible way to get rid of those tube TVs and 10-pound laptops that have spent years collecting dust.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center has a new e-waste recycling center in Brooklyn.
Residents can bring TVs, computers, fax machines, and other tech relics from days gone by.
Personal information is either shredded or wiped from the system before it's taken apart and picked up by recyclers.
"DEP has established that 70 percent of all toxins that are found in landfills come from that one percent of electronics which is tossed in the waste stream. So it has made our garbage a lot more toxic," said Lower East Side Ecology Center Executive Director Christine Datz-Romero.
"All of the metals and glass and plastic can be made into new products so it's really in our interest to recover that resource," said Lower East Side Ecology Center Development Director Caroline Kruse.
To drop off your old electronics, free of charge, head to 469 President Street Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, visit lesecologycenter.org.