BPCA Offers Opportunity to Safely Dispose of Electronics
Technology gets old fast. How to dispose of an old laptop or video game console so that the hazardous chemicals inside do not end up polluting land, water, and air?
As part of its ongoing campaign to transform the 92 acres of landfill between West Street and the Hudson River into a zero-waste community, the Battery Park City Authority is planning a recycling event that aims to alchemize erstwhile high-tech trash into new components, while also diverting harmful substances from landfill.
Start collecting your old electronics now. On Saturday, November 4, from 10am through 2pm, the BPCA and the Lower East Side Ecology Center will cohost an e-waste collection event at the Esplanade Plaza (south side of North Cove), at which anyone may drop off unwanted electronics for recycling and reuse. The LES Ecology Center guarantees data security.
Working and nonworking electronic equipment that will be accepted at this event includes computers (laptops and desktops, servers, mainframes), monitors (CRT and flat-screen), handheld devices (smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, e-readers, etc.), network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.), peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.), components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.), printers, scanners, fax machines, TVs, VCRs, DVRs, DVD and Blu-ray players, digital converter boxes, cable/satellite receivers, video game consoles and accessories, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, and audiovisual equipment (cameras, microphones, stereo equipment, etc.).