Collection Drives

Date:Jan 17, 2013

The BGA’s most visible events are our four collection drives each year.

Two of these drives are for textiles, in which members of the community are encouraged to visit our booth in the middle of Times Square to drop off any unwanted clothing, linens, shoes, and other items, which are then recycled by Wearable Collections. These drives collect dozens of bags full of textiles.

The other two drives are for electronic waste, in which the community disposes of thousands of pounds of materials, like old computers, phones, and batteries, which are then recycled by ERI

All of the waste is collected free of charge and is given a new life instead of going straight into a landfill!

Upcoming Collections

Fall E-Waste Drive
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Duffy Square, Manhattan

We can accept: cell phones, copy machines, computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, wires, etc.), desktop computers, DVD players, fax machines, laptops, monitors, printers, and stereo equipment. Data on all hard drives will be destroyed by our recycler, ERI. iPods will be diverted to the Broadway Alzheimer’s iPod Drive. For safety, we cannot accept any hazardous waste, including household appliances, lamps or bulbs, items containing mercury, and any biohazardous materials.

Head to our Facebook event page for more information.