ADDABBO’S 7th FREE RECYCLING DAY BREAKS ALL RECORDS: 20.5 TONS COLLECTED!
Most Successful Recycling Day Ever; Co-sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Miller
Queens, NY, October 11, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and NYS Assemblyman Mike Miller announced that 14.8 tons of electronics, 5,660 lbs. of paper, about 5,000 lbs. of clothing and textiles, plus household goods (all together totaling 5.7 tons), and 800 lbs. of carpeting were collected at the 7th Recycling Day held in their district on Sunday, September 30, in Forest Park’s bandshell parking lot in Woodhaven. By event’s end, 500 cars and numerous walk-ins had lined up to drop off old, unwanted electronics, TVs/CRTs, VCRs, almost filling all four e-Green Management trucks, while paper was dropped off with the SecureShred crew. The hundreds of bags of wearable clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, linens, went on the Salvation Army truck, plus residential carpeting on the Long Island Carpet Recycling truck. Residents also dropped off 305 eyeglasses for Pearle Vision’s recycling via One World. Books were accepted for later sale by the Howard Beach Kiwanis.
According to Assemblyman Mike Miller, “It was so gratifying to spend a very busy day seeing so many walk in, along with the 500 drivers we counted who pulled into the lot with loaded cars ready to drop off their computers, TVs, clothing, carpeting and more. It was something for Queens to be proud of…these electronics otherwise would be in our landfills, creating the worst health results for all.”
Senator Addabbo adds, “I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to host this record-breaking event for my residents so that they may conveniently and properly dispose of their unwanted items, after cleaning out their closets, bookcases and spare rooms.”
The senator and his staff were overwhelmed with the record-breaking response to their 7th recycling event. “We had the best turnout ever for this recycling day; hundreds of people in cars and on foot were coming through all day from Queens and beyond. Based on the outstanding success of this event, I expect to work with the senator on other conveniently located recycling events next spring and fall in our district,” noted Peter DeLucia, Director of Special Events for Senator Addabbo.
About e-Green Management, LLC
With more and more laws being passed to make it the responsibility of businesses and residents to properly dispose of their electronic waste, e-Green Management, LLC is the solution to properly dispose of electronic waste, which represents one of the fastest growing and most hazardous components of New York’s waste stream. Electronic waste contains toxic substances and the improper disposal of these items poses a threat to human health and environment, along with diminishing the life span of our landfills. For more information on e-Green Management, LLC, contact Larry M. Lambert, Director of Compliance & Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 631-277-4283 to schedule an electronic waste pick-up.
If you would like to be notified of the next free recycling event at Senator Addabbo’s district office, please contact Peter DeLucia at 718-738-1111.
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Judy Close, Press Secretary
NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
15th Senate District - Satellite Office
66-85 73rd Place
Middle Village, NY 11379