Thousands of Pounds Collected for Recycling; Free Event Cosponsored with Mike Miller
Queens, NY, September 20, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and NYS Assemblyman Mike Miller announced that tons of electronics, paper and books, clothing and textiles, carpeting, and household goods were collected for recycling at the 4th Recycling Collection Day held in their district on Sunday, September 18, in Forest Park’s bandshell parking lot in Woodhaven. Hundreds of participants showed up, dropping off old, unwanted electronics, TVs/CRTs, car batteries at e-Green Management trucks, while paper and books were dropped off with the Data-Struction crew. Also dropped off for recycling were hundreds of bags of wearable clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, linens, plus residential carpeting collected by the Salvation Army and Long Island Carpet Recycling trucks.
According to Assemblyman Mike Miller, “It was so gratifying to spend the hours seeing all the drivers pull into the lot with cars loaded up and ready for dropping 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.”
Adds Addabbo, “I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to host another such 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 every fall or spring,” Addabbo said.
The Senator and his staff were delighted with the response to the recycling event. “We had a steady stream of people coming through all day. Based on the success of this event, I expect to work with the Senator on another recycling event next spring,” noted Peter DeLucia, Director of Special Events on the Senator’s staff.
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 Fred J. Dufek, President/CEO, Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org; Jennifer Perry, Sr. Director of Administration/Material Audit Compliance, at email@example.com; 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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