New York City’s e-cycleNYC announced it has collected and recycled over 10 million pounds of electronic waste from city residents. Now serving over 2.3 million New Yorkers, the program is a public-private partnership between the New York City Department of Sanitation and Electronics Research Inc (ERI). The program is fully funded by electronics manufacturers including Samsung and VIZIO, the program is free for NYC taxpayers and participating buildings.
“We are honored to have co-created this constructive collaboration and this historic and successful partnership with the great city of New York and forward-thinking manufacturers such as Samsung, VIZIO and LG,” John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI said. “That we have now collected more than 10 million pounds of electronic waste from New York City residents for responsible, effective recycling is a huge accomplishment. Plus, the program now serves more than 2.3 million New Yorkers – more than a quarter of the New York City population. As someone who was born and raised here, it’s a humbling and rewarding experience to be able to help so many in our city do the right thing and responsibly recycle their e-waste – the fastest growing waste stream in the world today – and keep millions of pounds of toxic electronics out of New York landfills!”
As a part of the program, New York City-area buildings with at least 10 units can receive on-site pickup of stored electronics, including TVs, monitors, computers, laptops, small servers, printers/scanners, tablets/e-readers, mobile phones, MP3 players, VCRs/DVRs/DVD players, video game consoles, cable/satellite boxes, fax machines, keyboards, mice and hard drives. Get more details at www.nyc.gov/ecycle.