ecycleNYC Program to Expand Curbside Pickups to South Brooklyn and Western Queens

Curbside e-waste pickups that are part of the City’s groundbreaking ecycleNYC (www.nyc.gov/ecycle) program, have now expanded beyond Staten Island and north Brooklyn to now include south Brooklyn and west Queens.

The curbside pickups, launched as a pilot effort by DSNY and ERI in Staten Island (later expanding into Northern Brooklyn), have been so successful, that the concept is now being made available to residents in south Brooklyn and western Queens.

Effective immediately, residents in buildings with 1-9 units living in south Brooklyn and western Queens community boards will be eligible to receive curbside collection of their unwanted electronics items that are covered under the NYS disposal ban. This announcement continues the expansion of the Department’s e-waste curbside collection program, and is just one of many options available to city residents.

This expansion covers residents living in 1-9 unit buildings in Brooklyn Community Boards 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 18 and Queens Community Boards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9.

“We are excited to be able to continue to expand our curbside collection of certain e-waste,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “Electronics often contain harmful materials, including lead, mercury and cadmium. We want to keep these toxins from polluting the air, soil, and water. Our curbside collection program, along with our ecycleNYC initiative, drop off locations and special events, give residents across the city a number of options when looking to dispose of their e-waste.”

To request an appointment, residents can call 311 or go to nyc.gov/electronics. Pickups will take place Monday through Friday, except city holidays. Items must be placed at the curb, Sanitation Workers cannot enter private property.

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