Wondering what to do with that old computer keyboard? Or your out-of-date smartphone? Considering it is illegal in the state of New York to dispose of any items classified as electronic waste—which contain dangerous toxins—you should definitely consider recycling them instead.
Thanks to the Broadway Green Alliance (BGA), New Yorkers with old electronic equipment and appliances can safely and legally clear their conscience. The ad hoc committee (comprised of the Broadway League and part of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ programming) will partner with Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) for an e-waste drive on Feb. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Duffy Square in New York City. Members of the theater community and other New Yorkers will gather to properly donate their e-waste to the recycling process, helping to keep the Big Apple green.
“We are pleased to work with LESEC on the theatre community’s winter e-waste drive as part of our work to make theatre greener,” said BGA coordinator Rebekah Sale in a statement.
Certain items do not make the list of acceptable e-waste donations, including light bulbs, air conditioners, and other large appliances. For a full list and more details, visit BGA’s website.
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