State Senator Leroy Comrie is teaming up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to host an all-day free electronics waste collection event in St. Albans this Saturday.
In January 2015, the final phase of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act took effect, making it illegal for people to dispose of electronics in solid waste management facilities, or to place it curbside for collection.
Those who fail to comply may face fines.
To address that issue, organizations like Lower East Side Ecology Center are hosting e-waste collection events for residents to drop off their computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, phones and audio/visual equipment.
The event will be at St. Alban Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.