Measuring in at 160-feet-tall, New York City’s largest wind turbine is set to generate up to 100 kilowatts for Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility. Designed and constructed by Vermont-based company Aegis Renewable Energy for a reported
Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 12th Annual “After the Holidays” E-waste Event in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and sponsored by TekServe. It’s the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Help QBG meet their goal of collecting 100 tons this January by spreading the word to your friends and neighbors!
A list of acceptable materials can be found here. For more information contact email@example.com. The event will take place rain or shine.
Do you have a bunch of old electronics that you want to responsibly recycle? Bring all of them (with the exception of microwaves, ACs and other appliances) to Morningside Heights this weekend. You can also bring clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding,
New York has kicked off a new campaign to bolster clothing and textile recycling statewide. Called “Clothes the Loop,” the initiative is the brainchild of the New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) and the Secondary Materials
New York City recently announced the opening of the new state-of-the-art Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn. The waterfront, barge-based recycling center has the capacity to process 1,000 tons of metal, glass and plastic recyclables daily
All are invited to bring their unwanted or broken electronics to be disposed of safely and for free! E-waste contains many toxic substances that are hazardous to human health and to the environment, and although it only makes up 1% of the volume in a landfill,
During his final months in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on getting the concrete jungle to boost its recycling. Despite the Mayor’s past efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and get New York residents to start thinking more “green”,
Recycling may seem like second nature for some New Yorkers, but for many, it’s a confusing and inconvenient process. “Residents of the South Bronx who live in large apartment buildings face numerous obstacles that make it difficult to recycle on a regular
Recycling your old electronics is about to become a lot easier in NYC. This week, New York City Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced the launch of a new residential electronics recycling program called “e-cycleNYC” in partnership with Electronic
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New Yorkers who’ve found themselves majorly annoyed that the city would not accept salad containers, plastic fast food boxes and other rigid plastics for recycling are in for some good news today. This afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg
Enjoy an afternoon of repurposing and recycling activities that showcase creative thinking about sustainability and the arts! Take home all the donated costumes, props, and furniture you can carry—bring bags and carts to transport your findings, if necessary.
Recycling in New York City just got a little easier today with the launch of the city’s largest public space recycling initiative. Mayor Bloomberg joined the Times Square Alliance, BigBelly Solar and the Alcoa Foundation this morning to announce the debut
Tekserve has teamed up with Lower East Side Ecology Center for free electronics recycling around NYC. Head to Tekserve on West 23rd Street this weekend to drop off electronics for proper recycling and help keep them out of our waste stream.
For more details,
The Lower East Side Ecology Center is making it extra easy for you to clean up you post-holiday waste with their “After the Holidays” E-waste Recycling events this January. Help make room for your new gadgets and recycle what you’re no longer using by dropping them off at these locations or drop off your e-waste five days a week at their E-waste Warehouse in Gowanus Brooklyn.
More information here.
Mike Morone of Rochester, NY is willing to go to great lengths to promote waste reduction – 300 miles to be exact. This summer, he plans to walk the distance while pushing a 50-gallon wheeled recycling bin over a 12-day period to promote Give Your Stuff Away
A massive 88-acre container terminal in Brooklyn is being transformed into the state-of-the-art Sims Municipal Recycling Facility as part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC2030 initiative to tackle waste management in the city. The facility will be overseen by the Axis
If you’ve ever reused your MetroCard thinking it would be a waste to chuck it, you might soon be rewarded for your efforts. Word on the street is that the MTA is looking to add a $1 surcharge for all new MetroCard purchases to encourage riders to reuse their
Tekserve has teamed up again with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to offer free eWaste recycling at convenient locations around New York City throughout the summer in 2012 and this one will be taking place in Queens. Recyclable items include computers,
We wrote about New York City’s Re-fashionNYC textile recycling program when it first launched and now that it’s been in business for a year, we’re pleased to report on what a success it’s been. The partnership between the city and Housing Works thrift shops
Since the word got out that New York’s recycling rate has plummeted to embarrassing numbers, the Department of Sanitation has brought in a new leader with the hope of doubling the city’s rate by 2017. Ron Gonen will take on the dauting task of transforming
Coinciding with the recent reports that New York City’s recycling rate is dwindling, beverage company Honest Tea is bringing awareness to Times Square. In collaboration with GrowNYC, RecycleBank, Coca-Cola Live Positively, Global Inheritance, and Five-Boro
Tekserve & Lower East Side Ecology Center offers free electronics recycling for residents, small businesses & non-profits at locations across NYC thru May 20th. Recyclable items: computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, DVD/VCR players, radios,
Stop by Film Biz Recycling 2 -5pm Sunday, April 8th for an Eco-Easter event! Join local artist/educator Kat Roberts for a DIY Craft Workshop (ages 5+); the whole family will have fun on a Scavenger Hunt throughout FBR’s wonderland of reclaimed film detritus.
Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s many new sustainable practices that have been implemented through the PlaNYC initiatve, new data reveals that the city’s recycling rate has dropped over the last five years. New York City’s recycling rate slipped to just 15 percent
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