The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Fresno, California-based Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) have announced that New York City’s e-cycleNYC program will expand its collection efforts beyond the residential buildings currently participating.
Electronic scrap now will be accepted at five permanent collection points called Household Special Waste Sites that already serve to collect batteries, bulbs, paint and other household items. There is one such site in each of New York City’s five boroughs.
The program’s organizers also have announced that the e-cycleNYC residential pick-up component is “now serving more than 500,000 households.”
The e-cycleNYC program was established in 2013 as a public-private partnership between DSNY and ERI. The two organizations describe it as “fully funded by electronics manufacturers and free for New York City taxpayers and participating residential buildings.”