One million New York City residents — or one-eighth of the city's population — now live in buildings with electronics recycling, according to the NYC Department of Sanitation and Electronic Recyclers International.
According to the blog Waste Dive:
- 2,500 buildings have enrolled in the electronics recycling program, called e-cycleNYC, with 100 new buildings enrolling each week.
- The city expects to collect 1.5 million pounds of e-waste this year.
- Since the program started in November 2013, NYC officials have collected more than 860,000 pounds of computers, cellphones, and other electronics.
- The e-cycleNYC program allows apartment buildings to sign up for on-site pickup of electronics, and also offers room cleanouts, storage bins, and outdoor recycling events.
For more information, click the arrow on the video below.
Was this of value to you? Click here for free updates
The social media icons below make it easy to share
Recent blog posts: