Joseph P. Addabbo Jr

May 21, 2013

Successful Spring Recycling Day Co-Sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Miller

Queens, NY, May 21, 2013 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and NYS Assemblyman Mike Miller announced that over 13 tons were collected during their successful 8th Recycling Day held in Forest Park’s bandshell parking lot in Woodhaven on Sunday, April 28.  The breakdown included 9.3 tons of electronics, and slightly over 4 tons combined of paper, books, clothing and textiles, plus household goods and carpeting that were recycled.

By event’s end, several hundred cars and numerous walk-ins had lined up to drop off old, unwanted electronics, TVs/CRTs, VCRs, almost filling all three
 e-Green Management trucks, while tons of paper were dropped off with the  SecureShred crew. Hundreds of bags of wearable clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, linens, went on theSalvation Army truck, plus hundreds of pounds of residential carpeting were loaded on the Long Island Carpet Recycling truck. Residents also dropped off dozens of eyeglasses for Pearle Vision’s recycling via One Sight. A large number of books were donated to Queens Library for later sale on eBay to raise funds for its new collections. Some old, tattered American flags were also brought in for proper handling by veterans’ groups.  

According to Assemblyman Mike Miller, “My staff and I spent a very busy day guiding those who walked in, along with hundreds of drivers we counted who pulled into the lot with loaded cars ready to drop off their computers, TVs, clothing, carpeting and more. All of Queens should be proud…these electronics otherwise would be in our landfills, creating the worst health results for all.”  

Senator Addabbo adds, “I’m grateful to continue to schedule these important recycling events for my residents so that they may conveniently and properly dispose of their unwanted items, after cleaning out their closets, bookcases and spare rooms. This event helps both my constituents and the environment.”

The senator and his staff were glad to see another great response to their 8
th recycling event. “We had hundreds of people in cars and on foot coming through all day, even before 9 AM. Based on the continuing success of this event, I expect Assemblyman Miller and I will have another recycling day this fall in our district,” noted Senator Addabbo. 

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