Despite an unfortunate combination of pouring rain and unavoidable construction at P.S.29, the Cobble Hill Association had yet another successful electronics event last weekend with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the PS29 PTA. Nearly 150 households came to drop off over 5,120 pounds of electronics!
With 4 years of e-waste events now on the books, we may have finally cleaned out the bulk of the neighborhood’s unwanted electronics. However, if you happen to find additional items that need to be safely disposed of before our next event, be sure to visit the Lower East Side Ecology Center‘s new permanent drop off location here in Brooklyn!
Their warehouse sits at 469 President St (at Nevins) in the Gowanus area and is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-5pm; on Wednesdays, noon-7pm; as well as Saturdays, 10am-4pm. They accept household e-waste such as computers, monitors, printers, scanners, TVs, VCR’s, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, video games, cell phones and PDAs. All collected materials will be responsibly recycled or reused, so please do your part in helping keep electronics out of our landfills.