NY State Electronic Waste Disposal Ban Starts Jan 1st

New York State Electronic Waste Disposal Ban Starts January 1st

Starting January 1, 2015, a state law will make it illegal for New Yorkers to discard most electronics in the trash. Sanitation Workers will no longer collect electronics left at curbside, and the resident may receive a summons.

The electronics covered by this New York State law include computers and their peripherals, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets, and small servers. The law does not include appliances, batteries, or light bulbs.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, electronics are the fastest growing category of solid waste in the United States. In addition, electronics contain both valuable and harmful materials, so it is important that they are responsibly recycled.
“This new law will help keep electronics, and their potentially harmful components, out of our waste stream,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “By recycling electronics, New Yorkers can help decrease disposal costs and protect the environment.”

There are many FREE, convenient options to properly recycle your unwanted electronics:

  • DSNY’s e-cycleNYC program.

    Apartment buildings with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient pickup service. In e-cycleNYC’s first year, the program enrolled over 400 apartment buildings in all five boroughs and recycled 255,000 pounds of e-waste.
  • Retail drop-off programs.

    There are more than 90 locations where you can drop off electronics (no purchase required), including any Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, Staples (no TVs), or the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.
  • Free mail-back programs.

    Check your brand’s website for details.
  • Electronics recycling events.

    Bring to drop-off events run by organizations such as the Lower East Side Ecology Center, or the Department of Sanitation’s SAFE Disposal Events.
  • Donate or sell working electronics.

    Visit nyc.gov/stuffexchange to find a place to buy, sell, or donate electronics.

For a complete list of covered electronics and recycling options, visit nyc.gov/electronics.

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Notice of Meeting

Please take notice that Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting on:

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Place: Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
1740 84th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Time: 7:30 PM

Collation will be available

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Notice of Meeting

Please take notice that Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting on:

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Place: Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
1740 84th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Time: 7:30 PM

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Notice of Meeting

Please take notice that Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting and Public Hearing on:

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014*
Place: Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
1740 84th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Time: 7:30 PM

Public Hearing
Draft of Community Board 11′s Capital and Expense Budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2016

*Please note change of date

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Notice of Meeting

Please take notice that Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting on:

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014*
Place: Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
1740 84th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Time: 7:30 PM

*Please note change of date

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Notice of Meeting and Public Hearing

Please be advised that Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting and public hearing on:

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Place: Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
1740 84th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Time: 7:30 PM

PUBLIC HEARING
In the matter of:
BSA Calendar No. 159-07-BZ
2402 86th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214

The applicant seeks minor alterations to an existing physical culture establishment, an extension of term for a special permit for an additional ten years and an extension of time to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.

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Notice of Meeting

Please take notice that Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting and public hearings on:

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Place: Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
1740 84th Street
Time: 7:30 PM

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Notice of General Meeting and Public Hearings

Please take notice that Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting and public hearings on:

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Place: Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
1740 84th Street
Time: 7:30 PM

NEW PUBLIC HEARING
1. In the matter of:
6602 New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
BSA CAL NO. 921-57-BZ

The applicant is seeking to extend the term of the variance for ten (10) years.

2. In the matter of:
6106 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
CAL NO. 30-14-BZ

The applicant is seeking a proposed enlargement to an existing school building.

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