CGPS Hosts First Public Annual E-Waste Disposal Event, April 23

By Maggie Karlin, Prep School science teacher

 

CGPS is pleased to announce our first annual community-wide electronic waste disposal event! This event is in coordination with 4th Bin, a company that specializes in e-waste management with the highest sustainability certifications. Spring is around the corner and you may be doing some spring cleaning, so save the date. Not only will you be following NYC law, but you'll be helping the environment, too! This event is open to the public, so please feel free to spread the word.

 

Who: CGPS & 4th Bin

What: E-waste collection

Where: On the sidewalk, by the 4 West 93rd Street entrance

When: April 23rd, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00  p.m.

Cost: FREE! Donations are welcomed.

 

What to expect: You will be greeted by Prep School students and asked to sign a form from 4th Bin indicating that you acknowledge 4th Bin will be clearing the data from your device and properly recycling all parts.Then, drop-off your items and be on your way! Quick and easy.Your e-waste will go directly into a truck where it will be taken to 4th Bin's recycling center in Queens.

 

FAQ:

Q: What is considered e-waste?

A: Computers, phones, wires, cables, stereos, printers, electronic products, batteries, small servers, tv screens, monitors, lightbulbs, ink cartridges, tapes/CDs/DVDs, etc. If you have an item in question that you're unsure about, email Maggie Karlin (MKarlin@cgps.org).

 

Q: Is there anything you don't accept?

A: Household appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, x-ray machines, large-format copiers. This event is for residential e-waste ONLY, please do not bring e-waste from your business.

 

Q: Can I just throw out my e-waste?

A: Actually, no. As of 2015, NYC has a law that you are not permitted to throw away electronic waste.

 

Q: Who is 4th Bin?

A: They are a certified sustainable e-management company, providing e-waste and IT solutions for the greater NYC area. Visit www.4thbin.com for more information.

 

Q: I can't make the drop-off time. What should I do?

A: We hope this will be an annual event. However, between this and next year's event, there are regular SAFE disposal events in each borough run by the city and held monthly, as well as local events run by the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the JCC.  


If you have any more questions, contact Maggie Karlin at MKarlin@cgps.org.