Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Upcoming: Opportunities to Recycle Electronic Waste

October 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

You may only throw out your old electronic items once every few years, or maybe at most once every year if you’re accident prone with your cell phone (like some of us), but electronic waste contributes to more than 70% of the toxic waste we create in the US. Tech companies keep putting out snazzy little machines for us to play with and we continue with our wasteful consumerism, so we do have a duty to be more thoughtful in what we do with what we don’t want anymore. This being said, the Lower East Side Ecology Center has two upcoming opportunities in Brooklyn for you to deliver your outdated and broken electronic equipment for recycling:

Cobble Hill drop off will be PS 29 school yard on Baltic between Henry & Clinton Streets on Saturday 11/1, 10am-4pm.

Park Slope drop off will be PS 321 on 7th Ave b/w 1st & 2nd Streets on Saturday 12/6, 10am-4pm.

All items are subject to be refurbished for reuse. No worries, though, because any personal information will be completely safeguarded, destroyed and wiped clean. And, if you’re one of those people who have to have some other benefit other than just the benefit of feeling good about doing a good thing, you can get a tax deduction. For more information and details about this and other ecological events in our fine city, visit the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
–Vaduz Uvunt

Tags: Evnironment

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  • 1 ricom // Aug 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

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