April Foolish, April Wise

To celebrate April Fool’s Day this Friday, I’m going to do something foolish: I’m going to go see Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway.

But I’m going to spend the rest of the weekend doing something wise: I’m going to excavate my office space and and my storage room and get rid of all the out-dated tech. My office space has become what the technophiles call crufty — full of irrelevant and unneeded bits that just clutter things up. So I’m going to put it all in a bin and take over to the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s E-Waste Recycling Event at Union Square (north side) on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for a PDF flyer and here for a list of other LESEC e-waste recycling events this spring.

For this event, LESEC will be accepting working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, and PDAs. They’ll give you a charitable donation form if you ask. Unfortunately, they’re not taking media (floppy discs, VHS or cassette tapes, zip disks) at this event. I’ll be taking those items to the technotrash recycling bins at NYU’s Bobst Library.