New York City is making it easier to recycle clothing and electronics through two programs. The city now gives buildings that participate in its programs special bins where residents can drop off their clothing or electronics to be picked up by the Department of Sanitation. The program is free and 28 buildings on the Upper West Side have already signed up for electronics recycling.
Electronics in particular can leech hazardous material into the waste stream and the environment, the city warns. By 2015, it will be illegal to throw out electronics in the regular trash. That’s just another reason to get on top of this.
The clothing people drop off, meanwhile, will be donated.
“New Yorkers throw over 200,000 tons of textiles into the trash every year. re-fashioNYC can help keep these valuable materials out of the waste stream and reuse and recycle them for a charitable cause,” noted Maria Ortiz of the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.
Learn more about clothing recycling here and electronics recycling here.
And check out the brochures below:
excellent!! I will forward this to my condo board.
I’ve forwarded it to my building’s management company, Halstead. XLNT, indeed!