What happens to your electronics when you take them to be recycled?

(Image via Tracey Samuelson/WNYC)


After lugging old electronics to safe drop-off points, where do they go next?  WNYC provides a peek at the e-waste recycling process.

To ensure that your electronics get into the proper waste stream, the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling has organized SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) disposal events in each of the 5 boroughs.  For more information about other drop-off points please check Grow NYC’s extensive list of recycling events and locations.

Drop-off events will be held from 10am – 4pm at the following locations:

Manhattan:   Sunday, April 22  –  North Plaza at Union Square (south of 17th St. between Park Ave. & Broadway)

Queens:   Saturday, April 28  –  St. John’s University, Alumni Hall Parking Lot (corner of Utopia Parkway & Union Turnpike)

Brooklyn:   Sunday, May 6  –  Prospect Park, Park Circle (corner of Parkside Ave. & Prospect Park SW)

Bronx:   Saturday, May 12  –  Lehman College, South Lot (on Goulden Ave., south of Bedford Park Blvd. West)

Staten Island:   Saturday, May 19  –  Staten Island Mall, Parking Lot F (near main entrance, 2655 Rickmond Ave.)