Gowanus E-waste Warehouse Volunteer Opportunity


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


469 President StreetBrooklyn, NY 11215


The Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, a program of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, is the largest non-municipal provider of e-waste recycling services in New York City. The warehouse accepts all varieties of consumer electronics, and reuses/recycles them in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Any New York resident, small business, or non-profit organization can drop-off unwanted electronics at this permanent e-waste collection center.

The Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse hosts a volunteer program that allows individuals and groups to contribute to the e-waste reuse/recycling services that are provided by the warehouse. This program provides volunteers with information about e-waste, its impact on the environment, and how to better handle its reuse and recycling. Volunteers will provide assistance to all the operations that allow the warehouse to continue providing e-waste services to New Yorkers.

Examples of duties include:

  • Assisting with e-waste intake
  • Sorting e-waste into categories
    • TVs
    • Mobile devices
    • Printers/scanners/faxes
    • Computers
  • Preparing e-waste for recycling
  • Testing e-waste for reusability
  • Cleaning reusable and vintage electronics
  • Cleaning the warehouse and workstations
  • Preforming data entry


  • Administrative Support
  • Environmental Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1-hour shifts
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