While it might not be spring cleaning time yet, Brooklyn Heights residents have a chance to get rid of some clutter and help the environment.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, in association with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, will hold its first electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, October 2nd from 10am – 4pm. The event is rain or shine and will take place on Pier 1, at Furman Street between Old Fulton & Doughty Streets. Residents and small businesses (under 50 employees) are invited to bring their unwanted electronics, and the following items will be accepted: working and non-working computers (laptops, desktops, servers), monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, audio-visual electronic devices, and cell phones.
Electronic waste represents 1% of our garbage but contributes 40% of the lead found in landfills, along with other toxic materials such as mercury, barium oxide and cadmium. To safeguard the environment the Lower East Side Ecology Center offers free electronic waste recycling events, working with a responsible e-waste recycler. For more information, please contact www.lesecologycenter.org or call 212.477.4022