Free E-Waste Recycling on Grand Street October 28

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.