Addabbo and Pheffer Amato bring E-waste recycling event to Howard Beach

Come get rid of your electronic waste in Howard Beach this October at an e-waste recycling event sponsored by State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato.

On Sunday, October 20, crews from the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be set up outside P.S. 207 along 159th Avenue between 88th & 89th Streets in Howard Beach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. accepting working and non-working electronics to be properly recycled.

The electronics that Lower East Side Ecology Center will accept include computers, monitors, printers/scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCRs & DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, and PDA’s.

“With the city continuing to evolve its electronics recycling programs, it can be confusing as to who can recycle their old electronics with their curbside garbage and which neighborhoods cannot,” Addabbo said. “That is why I will continue to hold these e-waste recycling events throughout my district, to give residents an easily accessible place to get rid of their electronics at a central location right in their neighborhood. I would like to thank Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and Lower East Side Ecology Center for their continued partnership in these events.”

“Electronic waste is a major environmental hazard.  Too many people just drop computer parts and electronics in the garbage. If e-waste isn’t processed the right way, it can poison sanitation workers and our water supply,” Pheffer Amato said. “That’s why events like these are so important, and why I am so excited to partner with Senator Addabbo, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and P.S. 207 to bring this event to Howard Beach!”

For more information about this event, contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.