One of my chores during NYU’s spring break this week is to organize the various computer parts, cords, and power supplies that have accrued around my desk area and in our storage space with an eye toward getting rid of outdated or orphaned parts.

Luckily for me, the Lower East Side Ecology Center is sponsoring another e-waste recycling event in Union Square Park three weeks from today (April 5, 2009). The event takes place on the north side of the park and runs 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)

You can find out more information from the LSEC’s e-waste FAQ.

Further e-waste recycling events are planned around the city: Queens, April 18 (Travers Park, southside of 78th Street between Northern Blvd & 34th Avenue Jackson Heights); the Bronx, April 19 (Pelham Bay Park, Middletown Road Parking lot, off Stadium Avenue); and Manhattan, May 2 (119 W 23rd Street at Tekserve between 6 & 7th Avenues).