Following a successful e-waste collection pilot program in Staten Island, N.Y., which helped to divert more than 400,000 pounds of e-waste from landfill within a six-month time period, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the expansion of the program to other boroughs.
The program, which will cost $1.1 million next fiscal year and begin in July, will expand to the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens over the next three years. Once it’s fully implemented, the program will cost $4 million annually.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce the city's e-waste pickup program on Staten Island will be permanent and expand to the other outer boroughs after the "overwhelmingly successful" test-run here.
"Since the e-waste pilot on Staten Island was such a success, we're expanding it to a lot more New Yorkers," said Mayor de Blasio. "It's so important to our zero waste goals to recycle everything we can, including electronics -- but we also need to make it easier for our residents to do so, and that's what this program is all about."