Archive for April, 2012

Recycling Event – Sunday – April 15th – Forest Park

April 10, 2012

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblyman Mike Miller are sponsoring a free Recycling Day, the 5th in the district, on Sunday April 15th 10 AM to 3 PM at the Seuffert Bandshell Parking Lot in Forest Park, Forest Park Drive, off Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven, NY 11421.

Do you have a bunch of old computer monitors or television sets you’re having trouble getting rid of?

Want to clear out your old supply of books? Bring them along and they will be collected and donated and sold at future book sales to benefit the Howard Beach Kiwanis — clear out your basement and benefit children at the same time!

Have some old eyeglasses laying around that you can’t use? Don’t throw them in the trash — bring them to the recycling day where they will be checked and donated to someone who can use them.

Got a bunch of papers you need shredded? Bring them to the recycling event where there will be a giant shredding machine — all papers and documents will be shredded before your eyes, under your supervision.

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Recycle your unwanted electronic equipment (no appliances): computers, monitors, cell phones, servers, fax machines, typewriters, TVs, PDAs, scanners, copiers, printers, batteries, laptops, cameras, wires, power strips, chargers, cable boxes, fans, air conditioners, telephones, VCR tapes; clothing & textiles (all items must be clean and dry) including clothing, coats, bedding, linens, paired shoes, scarves, belts, hats, handbags; household goods (dishes, glasses, silverware, lamps, pots, drapes), carpeting (accepting residential-type carpeting and foam padding only) etc.

Participate in an environmentally responsible free event that will prevent your electronic waste from entering into a landfill and polluting our environment. Clean out your closets, bookcases, file cabinets, attics and basements for fall of all your unwanted items and make room for new.

Once electronics are accepted here, the following process takes place: all hazardous components (batteries on circuit boards and portable equipment, mercury switches, toxic capacitors, fluorescent lamps, leaded glass from monitors, etc.) will be extracted prior to destruction. These are then disposed of in an environmentally sound manner, exceeding federal and state regulations. Non-hazardous materials (paper, plastic, metal, glass, textiles, etc.) are recycled. All material assigned to destruction is totally disassembled, shredded, incinerated or a combination of these.

For more information about this recycling event, please contact Peter DeLucia in Senator Addabbo’s Howard Beach district office at 718-738-1111.