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.)