Con Edison Digs Into Jackson Heights Recycling
With tons of obsolete personal computers, old cellphones and other electronic equipment piling up every year, Con Edison is helping Queens customers get a head start on spring cleaning.
Last Saturday, April 18, Con Edison joined the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) along with the Friends of Travers Park Group and the Jackson Heights Beautification Group for a "Spring Cleaning" recycling event in Travers Park, located on the south side of 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue. The event took place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Con Edison is a big supporter of community based environmental efforts. The company also works to ensure that it recycles used equipment, field materials, and office electronics," Con Edison Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety Randolph S. Price said in a release announcing the event. "Supporting this effort will reduce waste and offer customers a place to responsibly recycle outof date, used electronics in an environmentally safe and responsible manner."
This "Spring Cleaning" recycling event encouraged city residents to turn in their unwanted electronics, such as working and non-working computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, televisions, VCRs, copiers and cellphones.
E-waste contains hazardous materials that, if not disposed of properly, can harm the environment. Recycling e-waste is a proactive approach on an important environmental issue.
Con Edison's partnership with the LESEC is one part of its comprehensive environmental initiatives through EnergyNY, the company's recently announced plan to meet the future energy needs of its customers through infrastructure upgrades and energy efficiency programs. EnergyNY can be viewed at www.conEd.com/energyny.