Over January 6th and 8th, the SoHo Broadway Initiative, in collaboration with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, hosted an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event on Broadway. In conjunction with the Ecology Center’s E-Waste event at Union Square, the Initiative coordinated a drop off site for SoHo and the surrounding neighborhoods to participate in.
Residents, small businesses, and not-for-profits dropped off large and small electronics ranging from large flat screen televisions to AAA batteries. Several nostalgic items including a Marantz touchscreen remote, one of the first mobile phones and a Nintendo 64 were collected during the event. By the end of the second day 6 truck loads of electronics were packed and transported to Union Square for safe recycling. Nice work SoHo!
This event was made possible through the generous financial support of Council Member Margaret Chin, donation of space at 449 Broadway by United American Land and transportation provided by ACE Programs for the Homeless. Thank you to the Lower East Side Ecology Center and to all who participated in the Initiative’s first E-Waste recycling event! Given the overwhelming support from participants, the Initiative hopes to host another E-Waste event in the near future. Stay tuned!
The Lower East Side Ecology Center provides community-based recycling and composting programs throughout New York City.