West 104th Street Garden

May 13, 2011

COMPUTER & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

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Upper West Side Recycling Center/Columbus-Amsterdam BID*

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (rain or shine)

Where: Amsterdam Avenue & 110th Street (south side)

The following items will be accepted:
* Working and non-working computers (laptops & desktops)
* Peripherals: monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, cables, etc.
* TVs, stereo equipment, VCRs, DVD players, cable receivers, etc.
* Cell and wall phones
* Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) – no long bulbs, please
* Flashlight-type batteries (AA, D, etc.) – please tape the ends
* Textiles (clothing, shoes, blankets, sheets, towels, etc.)

Items not accepted:
Other electronic items including appliances (such as microwaves, toasters, etc.), air conditioners, white goods, carpeting

While electronic devices are safe to use in the home or office, they do pose an environmental risk when improperly discarded. Computers, monitors, and printers have cathode ray tubes, circuit boards, and other electronic components that contain toxic pollutants such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. These electronic items are the fastest growing portion of our waste stream. Although e-waste currently makes up a small percentage of our household garbage, it accounts for about 40% of the toxins in that waste. Recycling helps keep it out of landfills, incinerators and the environment. All collected computers and electronics will go to an EPA-licensed recycler.

For more information please contact:

Columbus-Amsterdam BID: 212-666-9774 or

Upper West Side Recycling: jtwine@synerjy.com

Made possible by We Recycle

* This May 22nd E-Waste Recycling event is part of the 2nd annual Manhattan Valley
Family Days, sponsored by the Columbus-Amsterdam BID. (A second family day will be held on May 15th, from 11 AM to 5 PM.) On these two Sundays, Amsterdam Avenue will be closed to traffic between 106th and 110th Streets for family entertainment and activities for all ages, as well as demonstrations, lessons and games.

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