Thursday, September 28, 2006

Recycle Your Computers & Donate Clothing

The city's computer recycling effort is coming to Brooklyn on Saturday (9/30), and it's especially convenient if you live in the South Slope. The recycling drop spot is the plaza in front of Prospect Park across from Bartel Pritchard Square (Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest). Following are accepted: computers & laptops, monitors & printers, scanners, keyboards & mice, TVs and cell phones. There's a limit of five pieces per person. The city's website says that
All dropped off items will be recycled through contracted vendors and all data on hard drives will be destroyed; no scavenging will be permitted and no tax-deduction receipts will be given out. The first 100 people to drop off electronics at each event will receive a $5 Best Buy Gift Card.

While safe to use, electronics contain hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Recycling your unwanted electronic equipment keeps these hazardous materials out of the waste stream and the environment.
Donations of used clothing and linens are also being accepted, and tax-deduction receipts will be available from either Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

Hours are from 8AM-2PM.

Thanks to Neil Feldman's superb Not Only Brooklyn e-newsletter for the heads up about this.

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