photo credit: Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
Rather, take them to one of the free electronics recycling events in Brooklyn with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
Here in Carroll Gardens, the Center has scheduled a collection on Saturday, May 02, 2015 @10:00am - 4:00pm, on Smith Street between President and Union Streets.
From the Lower East Side Ecology Center:
SPRING 2015 E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
"Curbside disposal of e-waste is now illegal – avoid a $100 fine!
Electronics are composed of many recyclable parts, and some components contain precious metals that are not only valuable, but can be extremely toxic to the environment if they are not recovered properly. The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s e-waste recycling program guarantees that materials are recycled conscientiously while also ensuring data security.
The recycling of unwanted electronics is a capital-intensive process that utilizes shredders and optical sorting technologies, and depends on the global commodities marketplace for materials to re-enter the production cycle.
The following working and non-working equipment is accepted at all Lower East Side Ecology Center events: computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers, tablets/e-readers, cords and cables, TVs, VCRs, CD & DVD players, audio-visual equipment, gaming equipment, cell phones, and phones. We cannot accept any household appliances including air conditioners or microwaves."
For other free e-waste recycling events in Brooklyn, click on the links below:
Fort Greene: Saturday April 18
Bay Ridge: Sunday April 19
Cobble Hill: Sunday April 19
Flatbush: Saturday April 25
Park Slope: Sunday April 26
DUMBO: Saturday May 9
Brooklyn Heights: Saturday May 16
If you can not make one of the events, you can drop off your unwanted materials at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse five days/week, year. The warehouse is located at 469 President Street and also sells refurbished electronics at affordable prices and offers a one-of-a-kind prop library featuring vintage electronics for film productions, photo-shoots, and other creative needs.
For more information, please visit www.lesecologycenter.org.