SAFE Disposal Events  

NYC hosts SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) throughout the year in all five boroughs to give residents a location to drop off their harmful household products safely.

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Brooklyn - Sunday, September 16

Floyd Bennett Field
Flatbush Avenue/Marine Parkway

Cars enter along Flatbush Ave and make a left into the main entrance, immediately before the toll bridge

Manhattan - Sunday, September 23

Union Square, North Plaza
South side of 17th St, between Park Ave South & Broadway

Cars approach from Park Ave South & 20th St
Walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation

Bronx - Saturday, October 6

Orchard Beach Parking Lot
Follow Park Drive to the end

Staten Island - Saturday, October 20

Midland Beach Parking Lot
Father Capodanno Blvd & Hunter Ave

Cars approach from Slater Blvd

Queens - Saturday, October 27

Cunningham Park, Ball Field Parking Lot

Cars enter on Francis Lewis Blvd between Union Turnpike & Grand Central Pkwy

Who is Eligible

Only New York City residential waste is accepted at SAFE Disposal Events. No commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents must provide proof of NYC residency, such as a NYS driver’s license or utility bill.

If you are a community group and are collecting electronic waste and/or harmful household products on behalf of your elderly or disabled community members, please email to reserve a drop-off time. Use the subject line: “SAFE Disposal Events – Community Drop-Off Request” and your organization name. We will do our best to accommodate you.

What to Bring

Automotive products such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and batteries
Personal care items like unwanted medicines or cosmetics
Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak-proof, puncture-resistant container)
Household products such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, compact fluorescent light bulbs
Electronics – check the list of items that are considered electronics, here.

How To Package Items

Look for items with DANGER, POISON, or CAUTION labels. Read labels carefully for safe handling.
Clearly label all products.
Tightly seal containers.
Don’t mix products or bring open containers.
If an item is leaking, pack in a larger container and use an absorbent material, such as kitty litter or newspaper, to soak up excess fluid.
Place containers upright in a sturdy box to transport them.
Package syringes and lancets in a “sharps” container or other clearly labeled leak-proof, puncture-resistant container.
Place TVs and computer monitors with broken glass in separate sealed bags or boxes.

What Happens to Collected Items

Materials collected are either recycled, blended for fuel, or sent to licensed hazardous waste treatment facilities for safe disposal.
Electronics are responsibly recycled or refurbished for reuse through ERI.
Unwanted medications are managed by environmental police and incinerated to prevent unintentional poisonings or entry into the water supply.

Earth Day 2017

Gray Panthers is proud to participate in this year's Earth Day activities

It is the responsibility of every generation to stand up and be counted on this life issue.  We need volunteers to help spread the word!  Please RSVP to for more details where and when to meet.

Below is information about E-WASTE RECYCLING

What CAN I bring?

Working & non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, keyboards, mice, cables, TV's, VCR's, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones & PDA's.

What CANNOT be accepted?  

Home appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, or air conditioners.
(To recycle media like floppies, cd's, zips, VHS tapes use Green Disk).

For schedules and more information contact

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