NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic
Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of
electronics, has announced that Co-op City, the largest co-op housing
development in the world, has joined the e-cycleNYC program.
News of the 50,000 resident, Bronx-based development comes on the heels
of news last month that the groundbreaking electronics recycling program
had surpassed the 1 million mark in terms of residents being served.
program is a public-private partnership between New York City Department
of Sanitation (DSNY) and ERI. Fully funded by electronics manufacturers,
the program is free for NYC taxpayers and participating buildings.
“We are honored to be able to provide responsible recycling of
electronic waste to such a significant development here in the great
city of New York,” said John
Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “Already serving more than a
million New Yorkers, the e-cycleNYC program continues to grow
exponentially, with new buildings and developments coming on board
steadily. That we now serve the largest co-op housing development on the
planet is a huge accomplishment for the program. This is another great
way to keep toxic electronics out of New York landfills.”
Shegerian added that he hopes this new paradigm achieved in New York
City will serve as an inspiration for all cities in the U.S. and around
“The e-cycleNYC program represents the most innovative and comprehensive
electronics recycling service offered in the nation,” said Sanitation
Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “The program is a true partnership with
support from manufacturers, labor, and property owners. We’re proud to
have set an example for the entire nation and look forward to the
continued success of this important initiative.”
With the program, New York City-area buildings with at least 10 units
can receive on-site pickup of stored electronics, including TVs,
monitors, computers, laptops, small servers, printers/scanners,
tablets/e-readers, mobile phones, MP3 players, VCRs/DVRs/DVD players,
video game consoles, cable/satellite boxes, fax machines, keyboards,
mice and hard drives.
Depending on the size and type of building, a variety of service options
are available, including storage bins, room clean-outs and building
events. Buildings, management companies or residents that want to learn
more about electronics recycling in NYC can visit www.nyc.gov/ecycle.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler
of electronic waste and world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware
destruction company, is e-Stewards and R2 certified to de-manufacture
and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally
friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of
electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in
the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI,
call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.
For Electronic Recyclers International
Paul Williams, 310-569-0023