Addabbo and Miller to co-host Spring Recycling Event in Forest Park this April

This April, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblyman Mike Miller will be once again co-hosting their bi-annual Recycling Event in Forest Park.

On Sunday, April 28, crews will assemble in the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept certain electronics and household items, eyeglasses, American flags, paper waste, and clothing to be safely and properly recycled. This will be a rain or shine event.

Addabbo co-hosts this event with Miller every year to help residents recycle more, as well as provide them with an easy and secure way to recycle their electronics, appliances and more.

"I always enjoy these recycling events I get to host with Assemblyman Miller each year," Addabbo said. "It gives our constituents the opportunity to do some serious spring cleaning and help the environment at the same time. I encourage everyone to come out and take advantage of this fantastic event."

“I am looking forward to another successful recycling event with Senator Addabbo,” said Assemblyman Mike Miller. “My office is always getting recycling calls, especially how or where to dispose their electronics and sensitive documents. The bi-annual recycling events we sponsor allow our constituents to securely discard items locally while keeping toxic waste out of landfills.”

During the event, there will be a mobile paper shredder that will allow residents to safely and securely recycle their paper documents as they watch to ensure confidentiality. Cardboard and pre-shredded paper will not be accepted.

The electronics that will be accepted include computers, monitors, cell phones, compact discs, PDAs, printers, batteries, cameras, lamps, mirrors, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones, VCR tapes and small televisions (no large console or projection TVs).

Items that will NOT be accepted for recycling include: air conditioners, newspapers, gas/oil items, paints, mattresses, ovens, office furniture, firearms, vacuum cleaners, light bulbs, liquids, tires, or medication, among other items.

Household items to be accepted, including clothing, coats, bedding, paired shoes, dishes, silverware, lamps and curtains.

All donated items must be clean and dry.

For more information or questions about what items can be recycled, please contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach Office at 718-738-1111.