Effective January 1, 2015, the New York State recycling laws dictate that it will be illegal to place any electronic waste in your trash.
The Lower East Side Ecology hosts recycling events during the year throughout Manhattan and also operates a permanent E-Waste collection Center at 469 President Street, Brooklyn, Tuesdays through Saturday. For information on upcoming E-Waste recycling events visit their website at http.//lesecologycenter.org or call 212-477-4022.
Accepted electronics: computers, monitors, printers, faxes, keyboards, TV’s, stereo, VCR, DVD players, cell and wall phones.
Not Accepted: microwaves, refrigerators, air conditioners, smoke or carbon detectors.
Upcoming Event on the UWS:
Saturday, January 25, 2015, 10AM – 4PM; YMCA at W. 63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway.
Textiles are accepted at three greenmarkets on the UWS. The 79th Street Greenmarket at Columbus Ave on Sundays from 9AM – 1PM; the 97th Street Greenmarket at Columbus Ave on Fridays, 8AM – 2PM; and the Columbia University Greenmarket on Broadway between 114th & 115th Streets, on Thursdays and Saturdays, 8AM – 3PM.
Accepted Textiles: clean textiles, including clothing, shoes, handbags, blankets, sheets, curtains, towels, etc.
Not Accepted: Carpets
Please click on document, Hard-To-Recycle Items in NYC, for further information. Hard-to-Recycle+List+2014+-+Oct+31,+2014
The New York City Council’s hearing on the bill to reduce plastic bag use will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10AM. At the time of this post, details on how plastic bags will be reduced were not available. Check their website for more information, http://www.council.nyc.gov