Submitted by: Tekserve
Posted: Oct 03, 2013 – 04:33 PM EST
NEW YORK, Oct. 03 /CSRwire/ - For the past 6 years, Tekserve and the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) have teamed up to host free recycling drives. The event has expanded far beyond the reach of the first eWaste drive in 2007 and this fall includes 23 locations, drawing recyclers and their eWaste from all of NYC’s five boroughs. For the full list, see www.tekserve.com/recycling. To date, Tekserve and the Lower East Side Ecology Center have helped recycle 762 tons of electronics waste.
Sponsored recycling events like these are one of the easiest ways for New Yorkers to properly dispose of their old electronic gear and gadgets, which contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. Discarded electronics represent only 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but account for over 70% of the toxic materials contained in landfills.
A quarterly event, the eWaste Recycling Drive is free and open to New York City-area residents, small businesses (50 or fewer employees), and non-profits.
Tekserve is offering recyclers a Green Karma Coupon for participating in the eWaste events. Each individual coupon is valued anywhere from $5 to $500 to spend at Tekserve. Recyclers are also eligible to enter a raffle to win a new MacBook Air. Winners are announced at the end of each eWaste series.
Tekserve has, for more than 25 years, delivered a broad range of strategic services, solutions, and products to support the technology needs of creative professionals, small-to-medium sized businesses, and top corporations. From Apple to HP, from Avid to Adobe and more, Tekserve helps companies create the best possible solution for their technology challenges. In its 23rd Street retail location, Tekserve stocks a wide variety of Mac configurations, hardware, and technology accessories, and offers rentals, workshops, and support to a loyal customer base. Tekserve has fostered a deep level of commitment to the New York City community since the company began in 1987.
About Lower East Side Ecology Center
The LESEC is a community based not-for-profit, which has offered free electronic waste recycling programs since 2003 and has partnered with Tekserve since 2005. The Ecology Center works toward a more sustainable New York City by providing community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs.
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