Thousands of Pounds Collected at Free Recycling Event in Forest Park, Woodhaven
Queens, NY, April 17, 2012 – 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 during their 5th Recycling Collection Day held in their district on Sunday, April 15, in Forest Park’s bandshell parking lot in Woodhaven. Hundreds of participants showed up, dropping off old, unwanted electronics, TVs/CRTs, VCRs, at e-Green Management trucks, while paper and books were dropped off with the SecureShred crew. Also dropped off for recycling were hundreds of bags of wearable clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, linens at the Salvation Army truck, plus residential carpeting at the Long Island Carpet Recycling truck. Residents also dropped off old eyeglasses at Ozone Park CSA’s table.
According to Assemblyman Mike Miller, “It was so gratifying to spend the hours seeing all the drivers pull into the lot with loaded cars 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 spring and fall,” 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 in September,” noted Peter DeLucia, Director of Special Events on the Senator’s staff.
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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 Larry M. Lambert, Director of Compliance & Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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