Go Green: Two Upcoming E-Waste Collection Events on the Upper Upper West Side
Searchin' for my next taker of junk.
Some people say that there's a reason to pay,
But LESEC's drop-off is a free slam dunk.
~ With apologies to Jimmy Buffet
Ok, so I am no Gerry Goffin or Jimmy Buffet, but my lyrics beat my singing, which tells you something.
The point is that you don't have to pay someone to haul away your electronics for recycling. Not with two upcoming -- and free! -- drop-off events co-organized by the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC), an amazing resource if you are looking to recycle unwanted and unneeded items such as textiles, old computers, dead cellphones, portable devices and much more. Their FAQ will tell you what is accepted and how to deal with precious data on old devices. And you can sign up for their very good newsletter on their site.
So, to get rid of your e-waste in the near future, the first drop-off event will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., on La Salle Street. La Salle is at the level of W. 124th Street, and the truck will be on La Salle just east of Broadway. For more information contact Joan at (212) 666-6157 or Lower East Side Ecology at (212) 477-4022.
Then on Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., right here in our area there will be another event sponsored by the Columbus-Amsterdam BID (thanks Peter Arndtsen and Bloomingdale Family Days!). Drop-off will be on the west side of Amsterdam Avenue between W. 109th and 110th Streets. For more information call Columbus-Amsterdam BID, (212) 666-9774, or Lower East Side Ecology, (212) 477-4022.
There will be textile recycling bins at both events, too.
So now you have no excuse not to clear out your closets. Who knows, you might just find your lost shaker of salt.
By Caitlin Hawke