You know all those old cans of paint thinner; ancient cell phones, laptops and
desktops; broken smoke detectors; and sundry other would-be trash you know you’re not supposed to throw away? You can finally get rid of it all, responsibly, this Sunday (April 28) in Morningside Heights.
Bring your stuff to the Spring 2013 NYC SAFE Disposal Event at Columbia University/Teachers College on West 120th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Department of Sanitation will accept a wide range of items that are potentially harmful to households and to the environment. SAFE is an acronym for Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics — categories that encompass everything from antifreeze to mothballs. You can also take personal care items like syringes, medications and mercury thermometers, as well as selected housewares.
Before you go: Check the event website for details on what’s accepted and how to package it for drop-off. You must bring proof you are a New York City resident.