The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host an e-waste recycling drive at Queens Botanical Garden, the group announced with Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) on Tuesday.
The recycling program will be held on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—rain or shine—at the Queens Botanical Garden near the Crommelin Street entrance. The Lower East Side Ecology Center accepts all working and nonworking electronics, including televisions, DVD players, VCRs, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, cables, scanners, cell phones, tablets and PDAs.
“Electronic waste poses a danger to our environment due to the large amount of heavy metals contained in them,” said Koo.
“Recycling these materials eases the burdens on our landfills, creates jobs and conserves natural resources. A sustainable community takes a conscious effort from all of us, and I’d like to thank the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the Queens Botanical Garden for helping to make our community a cleaner place to live, work and visit.”
The Lower East Side Ecology Center is a group that provides “community-based recycling and composting programs” and other pro-environment services with the aim of fostering sustainability in New York City, according to its website. They are also the largest nonmunicipal provider of e-waste recycling services in New York City.