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Upcoming Electronics Recycling Events

Upcoming Electronics Recycling Events

Mark your calendars Upper Green Siders! We’ll be having e-waste collection events on both April 30th (82nd Street Greenmarket) and June 26th (92nd Street Greenmarket)… we’ll have more info to you soon. In the meantime, here’s a list of approved E-waste and other waste that we’ll be collecting at the event! E-Waste, working and non-working: […]

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Upcoming Events: Recycle-O-Rama and It's My Park Day

Upcoming Events: Recycle-O-Rama and It’s My Park Day

Saturday, April 30th: Recycle-O-Rama – Spring Edition 82nd Street Greenmarket, 9 am – 3 pm Electronics recycling. Paper shredding. All our usual recycleables. And anything else we can think of! We’ll be filming, too!! Saturday, May 21st: It’s My Park Day Our Own East River Esplanade, 10 am – 4 pm We’ll be working on […]

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Electronics Recycling - Sunday, January 23rd

Electronics Recycling – Sunday, January 23rd

There’s a new Electronics Recycling event coming up: WHEN: Sunday, January 23rd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th (1st/2nd) WHAT can be recycled: Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes), monitors, printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers, network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.), peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.), components (hard drives, […]

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Shred-A-Thon Video

Shred-A-Thon Video

As with It’s My Park Day 2010, Hopr created this video of our November 13th 2010 Paper Shred-A-Thon. Thank you everyone!

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Dec. 5th Recycle-O-Rama at the 92nd Street Greenmarket

Dec. 5th Recycle-O-Rama at the 92nd Street Greenmarket

Join Upper Green Side and GrowNYC Sunday, December 5th, 9am-3pm, at the 92nd St. Greenmarket (at 1st Ave.) for a Waste Reduction Celebration! RECYCLE: clothes (including hats, belts, & shoes) textiles (like linens and towels) batteries eye glasses #5 plastics wine corks ink cartridges PLUS: Free paper shredding (10am-2pm) AND: Learn how to compost! If […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 20/21, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 20/21, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 20/21, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) FixYa Have an ailing iPod, a temperamental TV or a persnickety phone? Before replacing it or paying for a professional repair, check out Fix Ya, where volunteer techies provide free fix-it advice for common […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 13/14, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 13/14, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 13/14, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) To Other Eyes Your gently used eyewear could make a world of difference to someone in need. Clear vision could enable a child to see clearly to learn in school. Clear vision could help […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 6/7, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 6/7, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 6/7, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Myth: “Natural cleaners don’t disinfect” Natural cleaners are highly effective in the bathroom and kitchen, even when it comes to nasty food-borne bacteria like E. coli. Susan Sumner, head of the Food Sciences and […]

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Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling

Time to do your fall cleaning! Because next Saturday, Nov. 13, we’ll be having our annual paper shredding at the 82nd Street Greenmarket. Old tax returns. Out-of-date documents. Correspondence you’d like to forget. If it’s paper, Pro-Shred’s state-of-the-art truck will turn it into tiny, unreadable tidbits. And cameras inside the truck let you watch it […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 30/31, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Myth: “Plastics are safe in the microwave” While it may be easy to heat up leftovers in that reused butter container, be careful; reheating in plastic isn’t your safest bet. BAD: Common food-grade plastics, […]

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