Avoid the $100 Fine From Trashing Your Old TV’s: Recycle Your E-Waste Today on Grand Street! (4/28)

Recycle Your E-Waste

WHAT: Recycle E-Waste
WHEN: Saturday April 28 | 10am-4pm
WHERE: Grand St between Graham Ave & Humboldt Street

Did you know it’s against the law to discard old electronics in the trash? Not only is it illegal, but you can also receive a $100 fine from the city. When old electronic items reach the landfill, they actually leak and radiate some pretty toxic stuff and contaminate the ground, and even though it’s in the garbage dump, still it can eventually cause harm to people who live nowhere nearby. Electronics make up only 2% of what’s in our landfills, but they account for more than 70% of toxic waste. Gross! So if you’ve got any old or broken TV’s, cellphones, VCR’s, Laserdisc players, Palm Pilots, Betamaxes, Walkmen or other past-trend devices, bring ’em to Grand Street TODAY!

Here’s what you can drop off (FAQ and full list here):

  • Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
  • Monitors (CRT and flatscreen)
  • Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
  • Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
  • Tablets and e-readers
  • Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
  • Printers under 100 pounds, scanners, fax-machines, etc
  • TVs, VCRs, DVRs, DVD & Blu-ray Players
  • Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
  • Portable music players
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Video-games
  • Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
  • Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)

About Megan Penmann

Formerly the Content Manager for Greenpointers, Megan is also a freelance creative director, writer, DJ and jane of all trades living in in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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