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Tekserve to Host eWaste Recycling Event on July 12

LESEC co-sponsored program free to All NYC residents, small businesses and not-for-profits

Submitted by: Tekserve

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Products & Services

Posted: Jun 23, 2014 – 03:39 PM EST


NEW YORK, Jun. 23 /CSRwire/ - Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, will present its next eWaste Electronics Recycling Day, co-hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC), on Saturday, July 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Tekserve retail store, located at 119 West 23rd Street in New York City.

According to a 2013 report from the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, which was based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data, more than 3.41 million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2011. Out of that, only 850,000 tons (24.9 percent) was recycled; the rest was trashed in landfills or incinerators. If not disposed of properly, electronic waste contains toxins such as lead, mercury and other harmful chemicals that can infiltrate our air and water. Recycling electronics can also help reduce energy and water use, as well as pollution. To encourage New Yorkers to recycle their electronics, in 2005 Tekserve teamed up with the LESEC to offer these quarterly events at the store.

“Tekserve is celebrating 25 years as a local business, here in New York City. Since the start, we have been actively involved in the community, striving to give back in any way we can,” says Mark Seibel, Director of Retail & Technical Services, Tekserve. “As a technology-based company, we feel it is our responsibility to see our customers from the beginning to the end of their electronics’ lifecycle. Not only do we offer a large selection of new products for those who are looking to purchase, but we offer repair services for our customers' current tech needs and finally, with these events, a means for responsible disposal should they decide that it's time to retire their gear.”

During the event, Tekserve is also offering a $25 coupon to recyclers that can be used towards any in-store purchase or repair, totaling $100 or more. In addition, recyclers can choose to participate in its eWaste raffle for a chance to win a new Apple® MacBook Air®.

While the Tekserve recycling drive is open to all electronics (regardless if they were purchased at the store or not), new and old, Mac or PC, there are certain electronics that Tekserve cannot accept. Please click here for a complete list.

For more information about this event as well as upcoming eWaste events presented by the LESEC, visit http://events.tekserve.com/events/category/ewaste-recycling/.

To be notified of all happenings at the Tekserve store, follow Tekserve on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Tekserve), Twitter (@Tekserve), Instagram (@Tekserve), YouTube (www.youtube.com/tekserve) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/tekserve).

For more information about recycling, or to learn more about the LESEC, a community-based not-for-profit, visit lesecologycenter.org call 212-477-4022, or e-mail info@lesecologycenter.org.

About Tekserve
Tekserve delivers a broad range of enterprise services, solutions and products to support the technology needs of businesses in fields ranging from finance and retail to media and entertainment. Employing best in class products from a wide range of technology manufacturers, Tekserve helps clients by identifying, engineering, deploying and supporting the best possible solutions for their technology challenges.

From its famous New York City retail location in Chelsea, Tekserve, stocks a wide variety of Apple products, accessories, storage solutions and display devices. Tekserve also provides system rentals, workshops and certified training, as well as the finest repair and support services. Since its inception in 1987, Tekserve has been dedicated to the service of its customers and the surrounding community. For more information, visit www.tekserve.com.

For more information, please contact:

Lauren De Bellis Senior Account Executive
Phone: 631-659-2309
Twitter: @DPaganComm
Heidi Wooden Head of Marketing
Phone: 212-929-3645 x466
Twitter: @Tekserve


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