STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New York Metropolis’s curbside e-waste program will resume on Staten Island early subsequent month, and borough residents can now arrange appointments.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put town’s Division of Sanitation (DSNY) program on pause. It initially launched in 2016 as a pilot program on Staten Island in an effort led by Metropolis Council Minority Chief Steven Matteo.
“The Curbside Waste Pickup program just isn’t solely extraordinarily handy, it’s the best possible approach to deter unlawful dumping and to make sure we safely and correctly recycle electronics fairly than dump them in landfills,” Matteo (R-Mid-Island) stated.
“I’m proud to have partnered with Sanitation to start out this extremely profitable program on Staten Island 5 years in the past, and to have labored with my Council colleagues to revive funding for it this 12 months to get it restarted.”
Staten Islanders could make appointments by calling 311 or by visiting the DSNY’s website. Collections will start Tuesday, Sept. 7, based on a DSNY media launch.
Pickups will happen Monday by way of Friday, besides metropolis holidays, and objects should be positioned on the curb, based on the media launch.
E-waste objects can be dropped at a particular waste drop-off website or New Yorkers can attend an upcoming SAFE disposal occasion. Folks residing in buildings with 10 or extra individuals can enroll within the metropolis’s ecycleNYC program, a free, in-building e-waste assortment program for residences.
In July, Matteo’s office announced that this system could be returning after Labor Day, which is Sept. 6. This system misplaced its funding in final 12 months’s price range negotiations amid the pandemic, however Matteo helped safe $1.4 million in funding throughout negotiations for the price range for this fiscal 12 months.
By means of this system, DSNY collected greater than 151,000 e-waste objects — together with greater than 80,000 on Staten Island, based on a media launch from Matteo’s workplace.
Metropolis Sanitation Commissioner Ed Grayson stated that this system will first resume on Staten Island, however that town is bringing it again to different components of town.
“Our curbside e-waste assortment program offers residents one other straightforward approach to eliminate these televisions or computer systems which might be now not needed,” Grayson stated.
Objects that may be disposed by way of the curbside program embrace:
- Televisions (together with cathode ray tubes)
- Laptop peripherals, together with any completely connected cable or wiring
- Screens, laptops
- Digital keyboards
- Digital mice and different pointing units
- Fax machines, doc scanners, and printers which might be meant to be used with a pc and weigh lower than 100 lbs.
- TV peripherals, together with any completely connected cable or wiring
- Digital video recorders
- DVD gamers
- Digital converter packing containers
- Cable or satellite tv for pc receivers
- Digital or online game consoles
- Small scale servers
- Transportable units, together with any completely connected cable or wiring
- Transportable digital music gamers