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The Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC is sponsoring e-waste recycling events throughout all five boroughs for the month of April (aka “Earth Month”). You can find a list of their drop-off sites here, and their FAQ about acceptable items and procedures here. I actually almost never throw away my own e-waste. I still have boxes of floppy drives, old CPUs, and even RJ11 wires by the bundle in my basement! I figure I can always make puppets from my old components, or up-cycle them into some art installation. But starting on April 1, 2015, it will become illegal for New York state residents to throw away their electronic waste, so now’s as good a time as any to start learning what to do with your electronics at the end of their lifespan.

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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