NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic
Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of
electronics, Veolia Environmental Services and the New York City
Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will host a NYC SAFE Disposal Event in
Manhattan this weekend.
The Sunday, June 26th event, will take place at Columbia
University/Teachers College on 120th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam
Ave. Cars can approach from Seminary Drive down Amsterdam Avenue. A
walk-in area will also be available for residents taking public
transportation. Events are held, rain or shine, from 10 am to 4 pm.
The SAFE Disposal events help NYC residents dispose of harmful household
products safely and responsibly. DSNY, ERI, and Veolia host SAFE
(Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics) Disposal Events ten
times each year, in every borough of New York City.
Only NYC residential waste is accepted at SAFE Disposal Events, and no
commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents must provide proof of NYC
residency, such as a NYS driver’s license or utility bill.
Additional information is posted online at: www.nyc.gov/SAFEdisposal.
“Our SAFE Disposal Events give New Yorkers an opportunity to get
potentially harmful household materials out of their homes and we help
keep these items out of landfills,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn
Garcia. “The events are quick and convenient, and as you can see by the
extraordinary turn out for our recent events, including a recent event
in Queens, which was the largest event of its kind in New York City
history, they are very popular as well.”
Garcia added that after this weekend’s event in Manhattan, another round
of events will begin starting in August.
As part of the SAFE events, ERI manages the collection, handling, and
reuse or recycling of electronic waste. ERI responsibly recycles all of
the e-waste collected at these events, guaranteeing data security and
privacy destruction. Veolia collects, handles, and recycles or disposes
of household hazardous waste; and DSNY’s Environmental Police Unit takes
control of the pharmaceuticals.
ERI has a long-term contract with the City of New York, with the cost of
services covered by electronics manufacturers under the NYS Electronic
Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.
“The need to get rid of unwanted or outdated consumer electronics is a
constant,” said John
Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “That we now regularly provide
events for the responsible recycling of electronics and other hazardous
waste items for New Yorkers is a huge accomplishment. As someone who was
born and raised in New York City, it’s genuinely rewarding to be able to
help so many in our city do the right thing and collect and recycle
their e-waste and keep toxic electronics out of landfills.”
Shegerian also noted that ERI currently provides the only dually
certified nationwide solution offering 100 percent guaranteed data
destruction for consumer electronics devices, e-waste, and hardware.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler
of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused
hardware destruction company, is certified to de-manufacture and recycle
every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly
manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste
annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United
States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call
1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.
Electronic Recyclers International
Paul Williams, 310-569-0023