Since 2007, Tekserve and the Lower East Side Ecology Center have collected more than 125 tons of electronics for recycling, helping to keep toxic materials out of landfills and incinerators.
Several times a year, New Yorkers bring their old computers, printers, monitors, iPods, cell phones, and anything else with electronic components to Teksere's eWaste Recycling Events.
At the last drive alone, more than 1,000 recyclers came out to properly dispose of nearly 24 tons of unwanted electronics.
Dumping electronics in landfills or burning them in incinerators presents a significant environmental hazard.
New York City currently offers no eWaste drop-off program of its own. But a new law recently passed by State legislature, beginning April of next year, will require electronics manufacturers to offer take-back programs.
Tekserve and the Lower East Side Ecology Center are proud to lead the way in helping New Yorkers recycle.