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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:30 am

Residents may take part in the Annual “After the Holidays” Electronic Waste (e-waste) event at Queens Botanical Garden, on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the QBG Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin St.

It will be held rain or shine for disposal of unwanted or broken electronics. The event is sponsored by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, a leading environmental organization.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, electronic waste contributes 70 percent of the toxins found in landfills, while only making up 1 percent of the volume. E-waste contains toxic materials which can be hazardous to human health.

Accepted will be broken holiday lights, computers, fax machines, cell phones, televisions, cameras, stereos and more.

All participants who attend will have a chance to enter a free raffle to win a new MacBook Air and will get a coupon good for $25 off a $100 purchase, courtesy of Tekserve.

Also, in QBG’s Education Building from 1 to 3 pm, there will be free children’s crafts made out of recycled items.

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