Map of E-Waste Facilities Throughout the Five Boroughs of NYC
It was two years ago today that New York City implemented its ban for residents placing electronic waste on the curb for disposal – subject to a $100 fine. All electronics no longer wanted must now be deposited at a facility – or event – that will pass along that waste directly to the Department of Sanitation (known locally as DSNY – you almost never pronounce their entire name!). This way the ‘waste’ at least gets passed to responsible hands who will sift through it and break it down to its component parts, avoiding unnecessary landfill accumulation. To accommodate the ‘where & when’ question of how to dispose of curbside-illegal items, DSNY have made a map of “retailers and charitable organizations” – perhaps surprisingly, Staples carries the brunt of the retailer burden throughout the boroughs, an area encompassing nearly 9 million residents.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.