As you may or may not know, there is a ban on throwing out electronics with the regular trash that is being phased in by the New York State government. It is already illegal for businesses and organizations to do so, and the ban will go into effect for individual households in 2015.
But electronics recycling is always a good idea, so why not take advantage of the Electronic Recycling Drive – sponsored by Community Board 10, and being held on Saturday, April 6, from 10am until 4pm at Xaverian High School (7100 Shore Road).
The drive will accept pretty much all consumer electronics: computers, computer peripherals, fax machines, scanners, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, chargers, circuit boards, and more.
The drive is not accepting household appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, or air conditioners. Such items will be picked up by the Sanitation Department on regular trash pickup nights, though please bear in mind that appliances with coolants (like air conditioners) require special arrangements for CFC/Freon recovery be made in advance through 311.
The drive is accepting CD-ROM disks, but not floppy disks. Hey, those 5-1/4″ floppies are museum pieces anyway, and should be passed down to future generations as demonstrating how difficult we had it – our equivalent to having to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways.
The drive is accepting game consoles. However, anyone with a working Atari 2600 can feel free to submit the device directly to me.