New York City Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced earlier today that e-cycleNYC, a new residential electronics recycling program in partnership with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, and proactive manufacturers, has officially launched. The e-cycleNYC (www.nyc.gov/ecycle) program made its first pickup from North Shore Towers in Queens where a kickoff event and ceremony took place today. .
“The e-cycleNYC program represents the most innovative and comprehensive electronics recycling service offered in the nation,” said Commissioner Doherty.
With the program, area buildings with at least 10 units can receive on-site pick up of stored electronics (which includes: TVs, monitors, computers, laptops, small servers, printers/scanners, tablets/e-readers, mobile phones, MP3 players, VCRs/DVRs/DVD players, video game consoles, cable/satellite box, fax machines, keyboards, mice and hard drives).
The program is a public-private partnership between the NYC Department of Sanitation and ERI. It is free for NYC taxpayers and participating buildings because it is fully funded by electronics manufacturers.
“It’s a tremendous honor and privilege for ERI to be partnering with the great City of New York and providing responsible, effective recycling of its electronic waste,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “As someone who was born and raised in New York City, it’s a humbling and rewarding experience to be able to help the city do the right thing and collect and recycle its e-waste -- the fastest growing waste stream in the world today – and keep toxic electronics out of New York landfills! It’s also a pleasure to work with proactive manufacturer recycling programs here in NYC, such as the Samsung and MRM programs, which have always been on the forefront of voluntary and responsible recycling across the US.”
Depending on the size and type of building, a variety of service options will be available including storage bins, room clean-outs, and building events. Buildings, management companies, or residents that want to express their interest in the program and learn more about electronics recycling in NYC, can visit www.nyc.gov/ecycle.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 200 million pounds of electronic waste annually at seven locations in seven states. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.