E-Waste disposal event on Sunday

Koo E-Waste Disposal Event
Left to right: Sinyee Tan of Lower East Side Ecological Center, Councilman Peter Koo, Regina Minerva of Queens Botanical Garden

Councilman Peter Koo announced today that his office is hosting an electronic waste (E-Waste) recycling event on Sunday, January 29 at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing.

Community members are encouraged to bring discarded computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice (the electronic kind), cables, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and other electronic devices.

“I’m happy to announce this upcoming E-Waste event in Flushing and encourage our community to take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of their electronic waste,” Koo said. “A sustainable community takes a conscious effort from all of us.”

As of April 2015, electronic recycling is required by law. Residents can be fined $100 for placing TVs and other electronic equipment on the curbside for disposal.

The even will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Lower East Side Ecology Center at 212-477-4022.

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