New Yorkers are getting the gift of free, convenient e-waste recycling, but unfortunately they'll have to rush to take advantage of it. Apple store and service facility, Tekserve, and the Lower East Side Ecology center have put together a string of e-cycling events in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, but the program ends on January 23.
New York state passed an aggressive e-waste law last year requiring electronics manufacturers to offer free recycling programs and, by 2015, making it illegal to throw electronics in the trash. The recycling programs aren't required until April of this year, so the two organizations put together the program to collect all of the old electronics cast aside after the holidays.
The Ecology Center has been offering free e-cycling since 2003 and guarantees that all of the items collected are recycled in the U.S. instead of being shipped overseas. A list of the program's events and locations can be found here.
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