NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a press conference held earlier this week by New York City Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), it was announced that the curbside e-waste pickups that are part of the City’s groundbreaking ecycleNYC (www.nyc.gov/ecycle) program in Staten Island, will be expanding to other boroughs beginning this fall.
It was announced that the curbside pickups, launched as a pilot effort by DSNY and ERI last October, have been so successful, that they will be made permanent in Staten Island and will roll out to other parts of the city over the next three years, starting with North Brooklyn this fall.
This news follows on the heels of the announcement by ERI and DSNY last week that the ecycleNYC program as a whole is now serving more than 2.3 million New Yorkers and has collected and recycled more than 10 million pounds of e-waste.
At this week’s press event announcing the curbside expansion, Mayor de Blasio said, “Since the e-waste pilot on Staten Island was such a success, we’re expanding it to a lot more New Yorkers. It’s so important to our zero waste goals to recycle everything we can, including electronics – but we also need to make it easier for our residents to do so, and that’s what this program is all about.”
“We are proud to have worked with Council Member Matteo to bring the pilot curbside electronic waste collection program to Staten Island, and we are thrilled with the support we received from Staten Island residents. Based on this support, we have worked to make this a permanent program, and to expand the coverage areas to make it available to more and more residents in the months and years to come,” added Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia.
“We are honored to be part of this constructive collaboration and this historic and successful partnership with Staten Island and the great city of New York,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “The curbside pickup pilot program is yet another advancement and added convenience to a residential program that already regularly provides responsible, effective recycling for more than 2.3 million New Yorkers’ electronic waste. It’s a humbling and rewarding experience to be able to help so many in our city do the right thing and collect and responsibly recycle their e-waste – the fastest growing waste stream in the world today – and keep toxic electronics out of New York landfills!”
Buildings, management companies or residents that want to learn more about electronics recycling in NYC, can visit www.nyc.gov/ecycle.
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.eridirect.com.