-Recycle your trees, recycle your unwanted goods-
The Alliance for Downtown New York will host a MulchFest and Electronic Waste Recycling Event to help New Yorkers avoid a post-holiday headache by collecting holiday trees and unwanted electronic goods on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
The event – run in conjunction with the New York City Departments of Parks and Recreation and Sanitation and the Lower East Side Ecology Center – will take place at the south end of Bowling Green Park starting at 10 AM. Free hot apple cider, light snacks and recycling bags will be given away.
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012
Time: MulchFest: 10 AM to 2 PM
E-Waste: 10 AM to 4 PM
Location: Bowling Green Park (Broadway and Whitehall)
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is recommending that anyone planning to drop off a tree remove all lights and ornaments before bringing them to the MulchFest site.
The Downtown Alliance will once again run a Chip Trip, a special Downtown Connection bus that will stop only at major residential hubs: three stops in Battery Park City and three stops on the east side of the district. The Chip Trip bus will be clearly labeled and will run its route every half hour. Residents can board the Chip Trip bus with a tree and the bus will transport them to Bowling Green.
The locations are:
- The corner of Wall and William Streets
- The corner of John and Gold Streets
- Pearl Street between Fulton Street and Beekman Street
- West Thames Street between Battery Place and South End Avenue
- The corner of South End Avenue and Albany Street
The event is cosponsored by the New York City Department of Sanitation, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Con Edison, FiDi Association, Whole Foods, Crumbs, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, and Community Board 1.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve are hosting the electronic waste event. Items that will be accepted are: working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, televisions, videocassette recorders, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and personal digital assistants. For more details or for questions about items that can be accepted at the event, please visit www.lesecologycenter.orgor call (212) 477-4022.