3,500 lbs. of E-Waste Collected
LOCUST POINT, BRONX, N.Y. – State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that more than 3,500 pounds of e-waste was collected during a recent “Going Green Recycling Drive” that his office held with the Locust Point Civic Association
The “Going Green Recycling Drive” provided two free services to residents. The first service is allowing residents to donate yard clippings and leaves to be turned into composted soil. The second service is a electronic recycling collection being offered by E-Green Management, LLC, where residents can drop off and donate their electronics they are unable to throw away regularly. Items that can be donated include Computers, Printers, Copiers, Batteries, Answering Machines, Cell Phones, Calculators, Chargers, Stereos and VCRs. All data on these devices will be safely and confidentially erased and irretrievable.
“I’m proud once again to partner with the Locust Point Civic Association and offer these free services for all Bronx and Westchester residents who are interested in keeping our area sustainable and eco-friendly,” Senator Klein said. "Together, we can make our communities, cleaner, greener, and continue to make sure they remain great places to live."
In the past, Senator Klein and Locust Point have partnered together on a number of green initiatives including an Earth Day event last year. Additionally, Senator Klein sponsored a $100,000 grant toward renovating the Locust Point Civic Center to be a more sustainable building. Additionally, the Locust Point Civic Association hosted a temporary air monitor over the summer season to measure air pollutants coming from vehicles crossing the Throggs Neck Bridge.
“The Locust Point Civic Association and Garden Club are excited to host EGreen Mgt sponsored by Sen. Klein's office. Keeping electronic waste products and batteries out of our landfills and dumpsters is a critical step toward keeping our coastal areas environmentally stable and healthy” said Valarie Wilson President of the Locust Point Garden Club and active member of the Locust Point Civic Association.
Residents are encouraged to contact State Senator Klein’s office with any questions at (718) 822-2049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.