As of January 2015, the Department of Sanitation will no longer collect electronics such as televisions, computers and printers.People will have to lug their old items to a Best Buy or Staples or a community recycling event.
This will truly be a hardship on many people and have negative effects, such as the dumping of electronic equipment on the sides of roads in New York City. How do they expect someone to carry a heavy TV on the buses and subway or even from their cars or a taxi?
This is a waste of our time and energy. We have a great system where sanitation trucks come right to our homes, what could be easier and more energy efficient than that?
DSNY should make electronic pickups like they do for air conditioners and refrigerators, where you call to arrange a date to put it out. Otherwise we will wind up with more things just piled up by trash bins on every street or just dumped into a black bag to avoid detection, thus defeating the recycling program.