E-Waste Recycling Event May 4 and 5

You may take your no-longer-useful electronic devices for recycling at the First Unitarian Church chapel, on Pierrepont Street between Clinton Street and Monroe Place, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 and from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. A list of items that may be recycled is on the BHA website. This event is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association, First Presbyterian Church, First Unitarian Church, Grace church, and Plymouth Church.

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  • anony

    Just a warning to make sure you completely wipe your hard drives before dropping off. I had an unpleasant interaction with a local resident who “liberated” ie stole my laptop from a recycling event in the neighborhood. I had been unable to wipe the drive due to a broken power cord and this man contacted me referencing all the personal information (wedding photos, work-related documents) he now had access to. Very unpleasant experience and would like to prevent others from having to deal with it as well.

  • Mike

    Love these events. In case anyone doesn’t know, there is now a permanent e-waste collection center in Gowanus. President St. @ Nevins.

  • Andrew Porter

    Anony is correct: All such information MUST be deleted. A simple USB cord provided power for the computer in question, and their Address Book and i-Photo were completely wiped, all bookmarks in Safari deleted, plus everything else which could identify the original owner. FYI, the recycling event in question was the Unitarian Church one, held a year ago.

    However, just because something is old does not mean it is worthless. Instead of recycling old iPods, they should be sold or given away. Surely those out there with old devices know someone who can’t afford the latest in technology!