If you are like me, you eye those piles of batteries at the bottom of your glass and plastic recycling bin, fretting about how to quit them. Then you open a drawer that has become a sort of e-gadget graveyard: dead iPods, cellphones, dare I mention cassette recorders? Then onto the big stuff: VCR? Betamax?! Tube tellies. Your beloved 8-track tape player? Ok, so that's a collectors' item. But still. We're drowning in this culture of techno-replacement. And we all need a good way to get rid of it and to maintain a clear conscience.
So here's your hyper-local chance! The W. 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association will recycle your e-waste on Saturday, October 25. Please drop off unwanted electronics at 250 W. 103rd Street anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Block Association's volunteers will deliver the e-waste to an authorized recycler. A snap!
Just let us know what you’re bringing so we are certain to have adequate room to transport the recyclables. You may email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following items are accepted: computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, routers, modems, keyboards, mice, cables, components, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, phones, answering machines, and batteries of any kind.
Just one thing: no air conditioners or kitchen appliances, please. And try selling that 8-track on Craigslist. You'll get a pretty penny, I promise.
By Caitlin Hawke