The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding one of their great electronic waste collection events on Grand Street next month.
On October 28, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, bring your old computers, monitors, keyboards, TVs, DVD players, and more to Abrons Arts Center on the north side of Grand Street between Pitt and Bialystoker.
You can find a full list of items they accept here.
E-waste really should not end up in landfills. Why not? Because what’s inside may be toxic: there are lots of heavy metals used — lead, mercury, copper — that, if tossed into landfill, make their way into the water runoff and cause health problems for neighboring communities. And electronics are not made of just one material. E-waste needs to be disassembled before being properly recycled.
If you have any old items sitting around your apartment, you should definitely take advantage of this free recycling event.