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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: April 6, 2010
10:00 a.m.

Boot The Mouse, Ditch the Desktop

CON EDISON DIGS INTO RECYCLING

Jackson Heights Playground and Chelsea Set For Drop-Off Of E-Clutter

NEW YORK – With the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on the horizon, Con Edison is helping customers get a head start on spring cleaning and tossing clutter

Con Edison is joining the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) for two “Spring Cleaning” recycling events this coming weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Saturday, April 10 at Tekserve at 119 West 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea.
  • Sunday, April 11 in Travers Park on 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens.

“Con Edison is a major supporter of neighborhood environmental efforts. We recycle our used equipment, field materials and office electronics,” said Randolph S. Price, vice president for Environment, Health and Safety at Con Edison. “The ’Spring Cleaning’ day will help New Yorkers reduce waste by making it easy for them to recycle out-of-date, used electronics in an environmentally safe and responsible manner."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 is a Dow Jones Sustainability Index company, and has been recognized for its environmental performance by the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations.

For additional information, visit us on the Web at www.conEd.com, at our green site, www.conEd.com/thepowerofgreen, or find us on Facebook at Power of Green.


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