RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS DAY
Sunday, April 3rd, 11am - 3pm
Prospect Park West (Green Market) @ Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
2/3 to Grand Army Plaza
Q to 7th Ave. then follow Flatbush Ave. to the park
WHY SHOULD YOU RECYCLE YOUR OLD ELECTRONICS?
Electronic waste contributes around 10% of the volume to landfills and approximately 70% of the toxicity. Yet there is no mention of repairing and re-using computers and cell phones in NYC's proposed Waste Management plan.
Computers and other electronics contain hazardous
substances which can get into ground water and
drinking water. CRT screens contain 3 to 5 pounds of lead.
Some 300 million to 600 million personal computers in the US could be headed to dumps in the next few years?-many of them overseas.
WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED ON APRIL 3RD?
Working and non-working computers, servers, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, TVs (no wooden consoles please), keyboards, mice, cables, docking stations, battery backups, storage devices, routers, radios, phones, cell phones, stereo equipment, CD players and microwaves.
*Working cell phones (must have charger) will be donated to women's shelters with the permission of the giver.
WHERE WILL THE ELECTRONICS GO?
To Per Scholas, a nonprofit organization in the South Bronx with three primary goals: bring computers to technologically deprived children and families at the lowest possible cost, train disadvantaged community residents to become computer technicians, and provide environmentally responsible recycling of end-of-life computer equipment in their EPA Approved Recycling Facility. See www.PerScholas.org
IS THERE A FEE?
Donations are appreciated but not required. In exchange for each $10 donation, contributors will receive a $25 coupon toward the purchase of a Per Scholas Reconditioned Computer.
*Please note that you can offer up your working
electronics at www.Freecycle.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.RecycleThisNYC.org
Added by Cornelia17 on March 27, 2005