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Queens residents can get a head start on spring cleaning this month by bringing their old or unwanted electronics to Kew Gardens Hills for recycling.

Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills will serve as an electronics drop-off location on Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine.

Accepted materials include working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, computer mice, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, phones, cellphones, audio/visual equipment and PDAs. The collected materials will be either reused or safely recycled.

E-waste recycling has been required by New York State law since Jan. 1, 2015. It is illegal to discard electronics in the trash.

Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills is located at 70-11 150th St. The drop-off site will be set up in front of the main building.

The event is organized by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal and Councilman Rory Lancman. For more information, contact Rosenthal’s office at 718-969-1508 or Lancman’s at 718-217-4969.

In 2017, the Ecology Center collected over 1 million pounds of electronic waste through 74 collection events across the city and drop-offs at their Brooklyn warehouse. View a list of frequently asked question about the organization’s collection events here.

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