Electronics & Textile Recycling Collection – Morningside Heights

Electronics & Textile Recycling Collection – Morningside Heights

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,

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NYC’s New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

NYC’s New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

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

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E-waste Recycling Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center

E-waste Recycling Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center

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,

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Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

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”,

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will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

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

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New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

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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Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

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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

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Get Free Stuff at the Load OUT Repurposing and Recycling Riot!

Get Free Stuff at the Load OUT Repurposing and Recycling Riot!

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.

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Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC’s Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC’s Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

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

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E-Waste Recycling in Park Slope

E-Waste Recycling in Park Slope

Have old electronics that you’re not sure what to do with? NYC and the Lower East Side Ecology Center are organizing a recycling event this weekend where you can responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics. Simply bring your used electronics to the

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E-Waste Recycling Event at Tekserve

E-Waste Recycling Event at Tekserve

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,

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“After the Holidays” E-waste Recycling Events

“After the Holidays” E-waste Recycling Events

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.

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Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

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

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Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

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

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MTA May Charge Riders a $1 Green Fee to Encourage MetroCard Recycling

MTA May Charge Riders a $1 Green Fee to Encourage MetroCard Recycling

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

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Tekserve Summer eWaste Recycling Event

Tekserve Summer eWaste Recycling Event

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,

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Re-fashionNYC Recycling Program Diverts 124 Tons of Clothing from Landfills in NYC

Re-fashionNYC Recycling Program Diverts 124 Tons of Clothing from Landfills in NYC

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

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Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC’s Recycling Rate

Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC’s Recycling Rate

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

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Honest Tea’s 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

Honest Tea’s 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

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

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eWaste Recycling Event at Morningside Park

eWaste Recycling Event at Morningside Park

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,

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Eco-Easter Craft Workshop at Film Biz Recycling

Eco-Easter Craft Workshop at Film Biz Recycling

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.

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New York City’s Recycling Rate Plummets

New York City’s Recycling Rate Plummets

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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eWaste Recycling Event on Smith Street

eWaste Recycling Event on Smith Street

Tekserve & Lower East Side Ecology Center offers free electronics recycling for residents, small businesses & non-profits at locations across NYC through May 20th. Recyclable items include computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, DVD/VCR players,

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eWaste Recycling Event at Manhattan Plaza

eWaste Recycling Event at Manhattan Plaza

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 include computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, DVD/VCR players, radios,

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eWaste Recycling Event at E-Waste Warehouse

eWaste Recycling Event at E-Waste Warehouse

Tekserve & Lower East Side Ecology Center offers free electronics recycling for residents, small businesses & non-profits at locations across NYC through May 20th. Recyclable items include computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, DVD/VCR players,

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