Archive for the ‘eWaste’ category

New Tekserve and LESEC Recycling Dates – Repost

March 28, 2012

eWaste Recycling Events Around NYC –  Weekends March 24th – May 20th 

@ Tekserve: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rain or Shine! – –Tekserve eWaste Event: Saturday, March 31st

Tekserve has teamed up again with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to offer free electronics recycling at convenient locations around New York City throughout March, April and May of 2012. The event at Tekserve takes place on Saturday, March 31st.  Recyclable items include: computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, DVD or VCR players, radios, telephones, cell phones, televisions, cameras, stereo equipment, and more. Unfortunately, we cannot accept home appliances such as microwaves, stoves, refrigerators and air conditioners. This recycling program is available to all residents, small businesses (with 50 or fewer employees), and not-for-profits.

As our way of saying thanks, all eWaste Recyclers will receive two special offers:

TEKSERVE and the LESEC’s Recycling Events!

June 17, 2011

You may have a pile of old technology building up after the school year, or after several years of upgrades. Don’t forget that the downtown NYC neighborhood has plenty of responsible recycling events – bring old computers and more! Look for new collection events at Tekserve and the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Next big event is planned for July 10th.

Funny E-Waste Ad from Toronto!

September 10, 2010

Great VHS Project from BOing BOing!

July 27, 2010

The all-things-creative-tech blog BOing BOing has a wonderful post about using VHS cassettes and DVD cases to make bird houses!  You can see it here; VHS Birdhouse.

Tekserve and LESEC Collecting eWaste

July 9, 2010

Our friends at the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the Apple Specialists at Tekserve, are working on another eWaste collection.  See this video and their websites for more information!

Golden Apple Reduce and Reuse Challenge Winners 2010!

June 13, 2010

Grace Church School’s Green Gremlins are the 2010 Golden Apple Award Winners once again! We got our second city-wide and borough-wide award for the Reduce and Reuse Challenge!

“TrashMasters! Reduce & Reuse Challenge rewards winning schools with prizes for implementing the most successful and innovative waste prevention practices within their borough and city wide.  We all know that recycling is important, but there’s still more we need to do. With more than one million students, teachers, and administrators, NYC schools produce hundreds of thousands of tons of waste each year. There are many ways to reduce the amount of waste generated by NYC schools—such as cutting down on food waste in cafeterias, or paper waste in classrooms and offices.  This contest can help make a real impact on eliminating or reducing the quantity of materials that gets set out for collection. Schools can also encourage their local communities to reduce and reuse through collection drives and awareness campaigns.” Department of Sanitation

Earth Day Assembly

May 3, 2010

This year we had a great Earth Day assembly with the Green Gremlins and the Technology Committee working together.  Kids created their own presentations using many media.  They explained what eWaste is, as well as how new technologies are getting more green. We ended the show with our eWaste video.  Our front lobby table demonstrated what we’ve learned about eWaste as well as a link to our new market