Friday, October 19, 2007

Electronics Recycling Coming Up in Bay Ridge

You can drop off your unwanted computers, monitors, printers, cell phones and other electronic equipment for recycling in Bay Ridge next weekend at an event being sponsored by Council Members Vincent Gentile and Bill de Blasio. It takes place at Poly Prep Country Day School, which is located on 7th Avenue at the baseball field a quarter mile south of 92nd Street. The dates and times are Saturday, October 27th & Sunday, October 28th 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Monday, October 29th 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Electronic devices are an increasing part of the waste stream and responsible for a lot of pollution if not disposed of properly. There are moves afoot legislatively to require manufacturers to participate in recycling programs and to safely dispose of the products. New York City residents buy 92,000 tons of electronic devices every year. Mr. de Blasio has introduced a bill in the City Council that would require electronics manufacturers to accept used and unwanted electronics from New York City consumers and either recycle or reuse those products.

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