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Through its SAFE Disposal events, the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) has collected large quantities of harmful household products, electronics, medications, and mobile phones for recycling and safe disposal. See below for info, stats, and BWPRR promotional pieces for past events.

 Spring 2013
 Spring 2012

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2004-2008 electronics recycling events
harmful household products
electronics recycling 


Spring 2013 SAFE Disposal Events

material collected
attendees
bwprr promotion 

Material Collected

Electronics

Medication

Mobile Phones

Other Household
 Hazardous Waste

Total

300,000 Lbs

1,900 Lbs

800 Lbs

368,000 Lbs

670,700 Lbs

Depending on the product, materials collected were recycled, blended for fuel, or sent to licensed hazardous waste treatment facilities for safe disposal.

Electronics were responsibly recycled or refurbished for reuse through a manufacturer-funded program.

Unwanted medications were managed by DSNY environmental police and incinerated to prevent accidental poisonings or entry into the water supply.

Cell phones were donated to the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence leaving NYCWasteLess, through Hopeline® from Verizon.

All data was removed from electronics and cell phones before processing.

Attendees

Queens

Brooklyn

Staten Island

Bronx

Manhattan

Total

1,461

2,058

2,067

379

1,199

7,164

 

Public Notification

To notify NYC residents about these events, the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling produced the following materials:SAFE Disposal Event Mailer

DSNY Spring 2013 NYC SAFE Disposal Events mailer (pdf, 3.53MB). The DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling is sending this mailer to all residents in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

DSNY Press Release leaving NYCWasteLess. DSNY released a press statement on Monday, March 4, 2013 announcing the SAFE Disposal events.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event video. Watch this short video to get a better idea of what to bring to the SAFE Disposal events, and what happens to the stuff you drop off.


Spring 2012 SAFE Disposal Events

material collected
attendees
bwprr promotion 

Material Collected

Electronics

Medication

Mobile Phones

Other Household
 Hazardous Waste

Total

388,000 Lbs

1,750 Lbs

1,200 Lbs

524,000 Lbs

915,000 Lbs

        

(materials being collected and packaged)

   

Depending on the product, materials collected were recycled, blended for fuel, or sent to licensed hazardous waste treatment facilities for safe disposal.

Electronics were responsibly recycled or refurbished for reuse through a manufacturer-funded program.

Unwanted medications were managed by DSNY environmental police and incinerated to prevent accidental poisonings or entry into the water supply.

Cell phones were donated to the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence leaving NYCWasteLess, through Hopeline® from Verizon.

All data was removed from electronics and cell phones before processing.

Attendees

Manhattan

Queens

Brooklyn

Bronx

Staten Island

Total

2,276

3,743

2,307

694

2,065

11,085

         

(New Yorkers use different modes of transportation)

         

BWPRR Program Promotion

To notify NYC residents about these events, the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling produced the following materials:

DSNY Spring 2012 NYC SAFE Disposal Events mailer (pdf, 3.53MB). The DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling sent this mailer to all residents in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

DSNY Press Release leaving NYCWasteLess. DSNY released a press statement on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 announcing the SAFE Disposal events.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event video. This short video gave a better idea of what residents could bring to the SAFE Disposal events, and what happened to the stuff that was dropped off.

BWPRR e-newsletter. New Yorkers subscribed to "Environmental, Recycling, & Waste Prevention News" received a newsletter in their inbox with information about the SAFE Disposal events.

The SAFE Disposal Events received press coverage prior to and following the events:

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