Sept. 20, 2018 By Tara Law
Residents of western Queens will soon have an easy option to get rid of their electronic waste— calling the Department of Sanitation.
Starting Oct. 1, residents of community boards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 will be able to request curbside collection of their e-waste by calling 311 or submitting a form at nyc.gov/electronics.
The program has been implemented because New Yorkers are banned from putting e-waste in with their garbage or recycling— and can be slapped with a $100 fine for improperly disposing of it. That’s because electronic waste can be toxic to the people handling it and the environment, particularly after it’s incinerated.