Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: April 30, 2009
CHELSEA SITE OFFERS SPECIAL
WEEKEND DROP-OFF FOR E-CLUTTER
Con Edison Digs Into Recycling Event With
Lower East Side Ecology Center
NEW YORK –With spring cleaning time here, New Yorkers seeking to freshen up their homes and get a head start on the hectic summer months have a new ally for disposing of electronic clutter, or e-waste, in an environmentally responsible fashion.
Con Edison is joining the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) for a “Spring Cleaning” recycling event in Chelsea at Tekserve located at 119 West 23rd Street in Manhattan on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Con Edison is a big supporter of community-based environmental efforts. The company also works to ensure that it recycles used equipment, field materials and office electronics,” said Randolph S. Price, vice president for Environment, Health and Safety at Con Edison. “Supporting this effort will reduce waste and offer customers a place to responsibly recycle out-of-date, used electronics in an environmentally safe and responsible manner."
This “Spring Cleaning” recycling event encourages city residents to turn in their unwanted electronics, such as working and non-working computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, televisions, VCRs, copiers and cell phones.
E-waste contains hazardous materials that, if not disposed of properly, can harm the environment. Recycling e-waste is a proactive approach on an important environmental issue.
Con Edison’s partnership with the LESEC is one part of its comprehensive environmental initiatives through EnergyNY, the company's recently announced plan to meet the future energy needs of its customers through infrastructure upgrades and energy efficiency programs. EnergyNY can be viewed at www.conEd.com/energyny.
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