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Old Electronics Laying Around? Recycle Your E-Waste This Saturday (10/21)!

E-Waste Recycling Grand Street BID

Come recycle your old and unused electronics with the Grand Street BID and Lower East Side Ecology Center on Saturday, October 21st from 11am-4pm (rain or shine). Drop off on the North side of Grand Street in front of Key Foods between Lorimer and Leonard Streets. Items accepted include: working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cellphones and PDA’s.

If you can’t make it on the 21st, Grand Street BID will also be collecting e-waste at their office, 246 Graham Ave, on MondayFriday from 9AM-5PM.

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Back To School Clothing & Stuff Swap Saturday 9/9!

Greencycle Swap Sept 2017

Cleaning out your closets for back to school? Bring everything over to Greencycle Swap! Bring some! Take some! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Recycle, reuse and reduce!

The next Greencycle “Back-to-School” Swap 
is happening this Saturday, September 9 at Leonard Library (81 Devoe St) from 12pm-3pm.

They’ll be accepting:
Men’s, womens and children’s clothing, shoes, books, toys, bicycles, phones, household items and electronics. Electronics accepted until 2pm—cleaned, gently used and working items please. You don’t need to bring anything to take anything. However, out of consideration for others, they may limit folks to the greater of 1 bag or the number of bags that you have brought to donate to the swap. Continue reading

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Recycle Your Old TV’s, Computers, VCR’s and Other E-Waste This Saturday (4/29)!

E-Waste RecyclingThis Saturday, April 29th from 10am-4pm on the North side of Grand Street between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, you can drop off your old computers, cellphones, TV’s or whatever old gadgets you have laying around. Last year’s Grand Street E-Cycling event recycled over 3800 pounds of waste, and they’re hoping to recycle even more this year. For full info on what kinds of items you can bring, check out the list.

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Spring Cleaning Swap This Saturday (4/22) At The Greenpoint Library!

Greencycle Swap 4/22/17

By now, you’ve probably heard about the KonMari method of organization—Martha’s raved about it, Oprah’s into it, and social media has sure helped spread the word—but maybe you haven’t actually gotten around to putting any of those tips into action. It’s time to finally let go of that wacky-yet-aspirational outfit sitting unworn in the back of your closet, and those big “donation” bags sitting in the hallway that you never got around to dropping off. Load it up and bring it all over to the Greencycle Spring Cleaning Swap at the Greenpoint Public Library, and feel good about your stuff passing on to the next realm. You can even take stuff home too, if the absence of junk in your home leaves a hole in your heart.

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12-3 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue (Leonard Street corner)

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Electronics Recycling on Grand St. Rain or Shine (Sat, 1/16)

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What do you do with your old electronics that you can’t seem to give away? Throwing it in the trash is illegal ($100 fine), so here’s your chance to get rid of them old things once and for all – legally! Partnered with Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve, Grand Street BID is hosting an E-Waste Recycling event January 16th from 10am-4pm on Grand St between Graham Ave and Humboldt StContinue reading

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Happening Today!! Greencycle Swap and Book Donation Drop Off! (4/18, 1-4PM)

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Bring some! Take some!
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Let’s recycle, reuse and reduce!

MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, SHOES, BOOKS, TOYS, BICYCLES, PHONES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & ELECTRONICS. (Electronics will be accepted until 3 PM.) Continue reading

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Tomorrow Recycle Your Electronics at McCarren Park (5/18)

Due to rain last weekend, the Electronic Waste Recycling Event was rescheduled to tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11am-5pm.

Don’t just chuck your old cell phone and laptop into the trash. Help divert New York City’s electronic waste from landfills! Our own local Green Chip Recycling company recycles your old electronics so they never end up in landfill.

Drop off your broken and unwanted electronics for recycling to the Go Green! Festival at McCarren Park this Saturday. Spread the word about electronic recycling and help make every day Earth day!

All electronic waste will be recycled locally in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Green Chip Recycling is an R2/ISO14001 company with a zero landfill policy.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

Sponsored post courtesy of Green Chip Recycling.

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Prevent Electronics Waste Going To Landfills! Recycling Event This Saturday (5/18)

Due to rain last weekend, the Electronic Waste Recycling Event was rescheduled to this Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11am-5pm.

Help divert New York City’s electronic waste from landfills!

So many phones, laptops and televisions end up on the curb when they can instead be recycled. Our own local Green Chip Recycling company helps prevent your old electronic junk from ever being sent to a landfill.

Drop off your broken and unwanted electronics for recycling to the Go Green! Festival at McCarren Park this Saturday. Spread the word about electronic recycling and help make every day Earth day!

All electronic waste will be recycled locally in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Green Chip Recycling is an R2/ISO14001 company with a zero landfill policy.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

Sponsored post courtesy of Green Chip Recycling.

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MASTER COMPOST!

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Compost rules! And now it needs to be ruled. Become a compost master! The North Brooklyn Compost Project can help you reach this goal. The certificate program is designed to promote the practice of urban composting. You get 25 hours of classroom training (including two field trips) and 30 hours of volunteer outreach service in compost education and promotion. Application due: February 17, 2012.

Click here for more info

Why compost?
The NBCP says: “Composting is an important alternative to garbage export. Currently, our waste is trucked around the city and exported for landfill or incineration in New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania and so on. The impacts of dealing with garbage this way are felt in communities who live all along these truck routes, transfer stations and disposal sites. Public money is thrown away on polluting the air and wearing down the roads to export thousands of tons of compostable material each day In New York City.

We think it’s a waste, because we know that by composting you get a very valuable product, and spare these negative impacts!

As a soil amendment, compost increases nutrition and moisture available to plants and animals living in the soil. Composting reduces the use of herbicides and chemical fertilizers, helps conserve water, filters pollutants from water, improves soil structure, increases water-holding capacity, and improves disease resistance in plants.”

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