I’ve written here before about the Lower East Side Ecology Center‘s e-waste recycling drives. The next one takes place tomorrow at Union Square Park from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. The
following items will be accepted for recycling:

Working and non-working:

Computers (laptop & desktop),
Servers, mainframes
Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.)
Components (hard drives, CD Roms, circuit boards, power supplies, etc,)
TVs,VCR & DVD Players
Audio visual devices
Cell Phones, pagers
PDAs,Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)
Media (floppies, cd’s, zips, VHS tapes)

Xmas Trees

The Department of Sanitation will hold its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and
recycling program on Monday, January 5, 2009 through Friday, January 16th.

According to the Department, “Residents should remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights,
and ornaments from holiday trees before they are put out at curbside for
removal. Trees must not be placed into
plastic bags. Clean, non-bagged Christmas trees that are left at the
curb between Monday, January 5th and Friday, January 16th will be collected, chipped,
and made into compost. The compost will be processed and subsequently spread
upon parks, ball fields, and community gardens throughout the city.”

Last year, the Department collected over 160,000 discarded Christmas trees.


In addition, the Parks & Recreation Department will be
hosting Mulchfest 2009 on Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th from 10
A.M. to 2 P.M. at various sites throughout the city. You can find out where to bring your trees by visiting http://nycgovparks.org/services/mulchfest/mulchfest.html. At certain sites, you can bring a plastic bag and receive free mulch.

You can learn more about recycling in New York City by visiting the NYC WasteLe$$ Web site.

[The picture above comes from an article in the New York Times about last year’s Mulchfest.]