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Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens Permanent E-Waste Drop-Off Depot in Gowanus

Posted By Molly Cotter On February 1, 2012 @ 10:22 am In Brooklyn,News,Recycling and Composting | No Comments

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The days of planning your weekend so you can finally lug that hefty old computer to the occasional e-waste drop off are over. The Lower East Side Ecology Center [1], host of many electronic waste collections, has just opened a permanent drop-off site in Brooklyn. Grab your faxes, printers, scanners, even cell phones and pagers and head on down to the new warehouse at 469 President Street in Gowanus [2] to help the nonprofit’s recycling efforts.

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The new drop-off center [3] can accommodate nearly 260,000 pounds of e-waste [4] and will accept deliveries from homes, small businesses, and nonprofits from all over the metro area. The site will also include a refurbishing and reselling center that will allow people to purchase repaired keyboards, motherboards, and other electronic parts. Furthermore, Christine Datz-Romero, the executive director of the the Lower East Side Ecology Center [5] says the refurbishing program “will generate jobs and job training opportunities right here in the city.”

+ Lower East Side Ecology Center [1]

via New York Times [6]

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[1] Lower East Side Ecology Center: http://www.lesecologycenter.org/

[2] Gowanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gowanus,_Brooklyn

[3] new drop-off center: http://www.lesecologycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=237&Itemid=120

[4] e-waste: http://www.lesecologycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=78#What can I bring?

[5] Lower East Side Ecology Center: http://www.lesecologycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20&Itemid=41

[6] New York Times: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/an-e-waste-depot-for-brooklyn/

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