Starting on January 1st, 2015, NYC residents could no longer dispose of electronic devices with their regular garbage. They were now required by law to take them to a recycler or an electronics store such as Best Buy, this process became an inconvenience for many New Yorkers who had no means of getting to one of these locations or could afford to pay a recycler to come pick up the items.
However, now The NYC Department of Sanitation has now opened several locations across the city to dispose of these electronics and hopefully making the entire process more convenient for some New Yorkers.
None of the new 5 locations are close to me, and I suspect many New Yorkers won’t see any benefit to the new locations. I personally would suggest that DSNY add a location in Brownsville or East NY Brooklyn, one in Maspeth or Ridgewood, and another in the Harlem area.
The five DSNY Special Waste Drop-Off sites are:
Bronx: Hunts Point at Farragut Street and the East River, next to the Fulton Fish Market.
Brooklyn: Bensonhurst at 25th Avenue and Gravesend Bay, next to DSNY Brooklyn District 11 garage and the amusement park.
Manhattan: 74 Pike Slip between Cherry Street and South Street under the Manhattan Bridge.
Queens: College Point at 30th Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Streets, at the northwest corner of the DSNY Queens District 7 garage.
Staten Island: At the foot of Muldoon Avenue, off the Muldoon Avenue exit of the southbound West Shore Expressway (440), adjacent to the DSNY Staten Island District 3 garage.
For more information visit the NYC Sanitation website.