Posted (Sabo) in News, grass-roots

There are two upcoming recycling events on the Upper East Side: the first will be on Sat, April 30th at the 82nd Street Greenmarket (E. 82nd bet York & 1st) and the second on Sun, June 26th at the 92nd Street Greenmarket (1st Ave, bet 92nd & 93rd).  There will be a wide range of items collected.  Here is a complete list:

E-Waste, working and non-working:

• Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
• Monitors
• Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
• Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
• Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.)
• Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
• TVs, VCRs, & DVD Players
• Audio-visual equipment
• Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
• Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)


Paper Shredding: You bring it, we’ll shred it! It’s not essential, but try and remove the paper clips to reuse.

Used Eyewear!

Clothes/linens/fabric/shoes/hats/belts… BUT NO CARPETING.

And our usual batteries, corks, DVD/CDs, printer cartridges, Britta filters and #5 plastic and cords which we collect every week at both markets!

This information can also be found at http://uppergreenside.org/blog/2011/04/05/upcoming-electronics-recycling-events/.

Also, for updates about the 82nd and 92nd Street Greenmarkets, check-out our greenmarket blog: “This Week at the Markets” athttp://thisweekatthemarket.wordpress.com/.

Posted (Steven) in News

The Upper East Side green markets open next weekend.

St. Stephen’s
Saturday, June 19th at St. Stephen of Hungary churchyard, 82nd Street between First and York, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stanley Isaacs Houses
Sunday, June 20th at 92nd Street and First Avenue (east side of First), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Not only will there will great, local produce, but our friends at Upper Green Side are expanding their recycling drop off program.  Eligible items include:

#5 Plastic
Printer Cartridges

For a complete list of NYC green market locations, visit http://www.cenyc.org/greenmarket.

Posted (Steven) in Events

Now that Santa has upgraded gadgets all over the city, make sure to dispose of your old items reponsibly.  Several events are planned around the city to collect unwanted electronics and mulch trees.   Please note that one of the recycling events will be at the Lenox Neighborhood House on E 70th on January 10.

Electronics Recycling
The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host five e-waste collections in January. Don’t miss your chance to keep old monitors, TVs, game consoles and more out of the landfill!

Sunday, January 3, 10am-4pm + Union Square (17th St. and Broadway)
Saturday, January 9, 10am-4pm + Riverside Drive at Dyckman St.
*** Sunday, January 10, 10am-4pm + 331 East 70th St. (b/t 1st and 2nd)
Saturday, January 16, 10am-4pm + Tekserve, 119 W 23rd St.
Sunday, January 17, 10am-4pm + Prospect Park West and 3rd St, Brooklyn

Visit www.lesecologycenter.org for more info.

Recycle Your Tree at MulchFest
Saturday and Sunday, January 9 & 10, 10am-2pm
Carl Shurz Park  - East 86th Street and East End Avenue

Holiday trees cleaned of ornaments and lights will be chipped into mulch at sites around the city. Bring your own bag if you would like to take home fresh mulch for your yard, garden or street tree.

Posted (Steven) in News

The Lower East Side Ecology Center along with the Carnegie Hill CSA and the Church of Heavenly Rest are having another Electronics Recycling event.

Date: Tuesday November 10
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Church of Heavenly Rest, 5th Ave at 90th Street

Accepted items include Computers, computer peripherals, monitors, TVs, VCRs, printers, stereo & stereo components, personal audio/video players, cell phones & PDAs, telephones, answering machines and more.  Visit the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s E-waste page for more info.

Note for Yorkville CSA members – A Carnegie Hill member has offered to pickup items on 11/10 from the Yorkville pickup site on 74th Street.

Posted (Member2Member) in Carnegie Hill CSA, Events

The Carnegie Hill CSA along with the Church of Heavenly Rest and the Lower East Side Ecology Center are sponsoring another Electronic Recycling Day on Tuesday, Sept 22, on the sidewalk in front of the Church during regular CSA hours (4:00 – 7:00 PM).

This has become a popular annual event, and we always collect a huge amount.  Please save your unwanted, unused or nonworking electronics, and get them to the church on time.  Businesses aren’t allowed to drop off electronics, but household items like TVs, cell phones, computers and computer components, printers, etc. are accepted.  Tell your friends and co-workers.

We’ll have flyers at the membership table soon.  You can also check the list of what’s accepted at www.lesecologycenter.org.