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New York City Electronics Recycling Program Exceeds 20 Million Pounds

New York City’s electronics recycling program, including the groundbreaking and award winning ecycleNYC residential e-waste collection program, a joint effort by the New York City Department of Sanitation, ERI and proactive manufacturers, has now successfully collected and recycled more than 20 million pounds of electronic waste from city residents. Now serving over 4.6 million New Yorkers, the program is a public-private partnership between DSNY and ERI. The ecycleNYC program is fully funded by electronics manufacturers, and is free for NYC taxpayers and participating buildings.

“We are honored to have collaboratively created this historic and successful partnership with the city of New York and forward-thinking manufacturers,” said John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Director of ERI. “That we have now collected more than 20 million pounds of electronic waste from New York City residents for responsible, effective recycling is a groundbreaking accomplishment. Plus, the program now serves over half of the New York City population. It’s a humbling experience to be able to help so many in our city do the right thing and responsibly recycle their e-waste and keep millions of pounds of toxic electronics out of landfills!”

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