Saturday, September 22, 2018


Curbside collection of electronics will be available upon request in Southern Brooklyn as of Monday, October 1, 2018, for residents of 1-9 unit buildings.

This free curbside pick-up service is already available in Northern Brooklyn and on Staten Island. It started as a pilot program on Staten Island in October 2016.

Since January 1, 2015, New York City residents have not been permitted to put electronics in the regular trash or with their recycling. They could only be disposed of by transporting them to an electronic waste collection site or through a manufacturer's free take-back program. Manufacturers of computers, televisions, and other electronics are required to accept their products for recycling under New York State law through free take-back programs.
Items eligible for pick-up include CRT televisions, LCD televisions, monitors, laptops, electronic keyboards, electronic mice/pointing devices, fax machines, document scanners, printers, and other computer peripherals.

It's advisable to erase all computer hard drives and clear your private information before putting them out at the curb.

Other eligible items are VCRs, digital video recorders, DVD players, digital converter boxes, cable/satellite receivers, video game consoles, computer/small scale servers, other TV peripherals, portable digital music players, and other portable devices.

A maximum of twenty items, including no more than five TVs, can be picked up per request.

Schedule a pickup by the Sanitation Department at Put your E-Waste at the curb after 4:00 p.m. the night before.

Pickups will be done weekdays (Monday through Friday), except on city holidays. Pickups can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.

DSNY employees won't ring your doorbell, and they won't go into your house to pick up items; you have to put the items out at the curb. 

Buildings with 10 or more units can continue to enroll in the existing ecycleNYC free program at; three free service options are available, depending on the size and type of building.