Addabbo and Miller to host annual spring recycling event in Forest Park

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is proud to announce that he is once again partnering with Assemblyman Mike Miller to jointly host their annual Spring Recycling Fair in Forest Park.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, rain or shine, crews will assemble at the Forest Park Bandshell to accept certain electronics and household items, eyeglasses, American flags, paper waste, and clothing to be safely and properly recycled.

Addabbo, a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, 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.

“Laws regarding what types of electronics and household items you can legally recycle with your normal, curbside garbage are always evolving,” Addabbo said. “By holding this event, Assemblyman Miller and I give our constituents an easy way to recycle items that they may not know can be recycled, all at one central location. This recycling fair has consistently been one of my most popular events, and I hope to see that trend continue this year. I want to thank all of our vendors for giving their time and providing their services, Assemblyman Miller for once again partnering with my office, and the Parks Department for their help in coordinating this event.”

“I’m looking forward to another successful recycling event with Senator Addabbo,” Miller said. “This event gives the opportunity for our constituents to securely discard household items and brings awareness to the importance of recycling. Thank you to Senator Addabbo and his office for including me and I encourage everyone to come and participate.”

During the event, there will be a paper shredder that will allow residents to safely and securely recycle their documents as they watch to ensure confidentiality. The electronics that will be accepted are: 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.