This March, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is joining the Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) ecycleNYC program, and two of his offices will act as drop-off locations for constituents’ electronic waste.
From March 1 through March 31, Addabbo’s Howard Beach and Middle Village offices will be able to collect small electronics to be properly recycled through the Department of Sanitation.
Addabbo’s Howard Beach office is located at 159-53 102nd Street, and the Middle Village office is at 66-85 73rd Place. Both offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can accept the small electronics during those times.
“I know how difficult it can be for people to properly recycle their electronics as the rules and regulations on what can be left out on the curb seem to change all the time,” Addabbo said. “That is why I love hosting e-waste recycling events throughout the year. Programs like this give my constituents an easy way to get rid of their old electronics right in their neighborhood.”
Accepted items are:
- Small TVs monitors computers laptops;
- Printers & scanners;
- Fax machines, keyboards & mice;
- VCRs, DVRs & DVD players;
- Small servers hard drives satellite boxes;
- Tablets & e-readers; and
- Mobile phones, MP3 players, & video game consoles.
Items that WILL NOT be accepted are:
- No appliances. Any household appliances, which are mostly metal or mostly plastic, can be recycled with your regular recycling;
- No loose batteries. Regular alkaline batteries can be discarded as regular trash. Consumer take-back programs exist for rechargeable batteries.
- No light bulbs or ballasts. These can be carefully discarded in the trash. Consumer take-back programs exist for fluorescent bulbs and CFLs.
Addabbo is encouraging constituents to not bring in larger electronics to either of his offices for this program as it will take up space in the ecycleNYC bin provided by DSNY.
“Residents who wish to recycle larger television sets or computers, I ask that they please hold off and bring those larger items to the bi-annual electronics recycling event that my office holds at Forest Park in the spring and fall, as they are better equipped to handle larger electronics,” Addabbo added. “I would like to thank DSNY for allowing me the opportunity to participate in this great program. Keeping our landfills free of harmful electronics benefits us all by keeping our local communities — and planet — greener.”