Addabbo’s Third Recycling Day Picks Up 11.5 Tons Of Waste
State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. reports that more than 11.5 tons of electronics and paper were collected for recycling at his third Recycling Collection Day held on May 1 in Forest Park’s Seuffert band shell parking lot in Woodhaven. Hundreds of participants showed up. Also dropped off for recycling were hundreds of bags of wearable clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, linens, plus residential carpeting collected by the Wearable Collections and CarpetCycle trucks.
e-Green Management LLC loaded up an astonishing 17,293 pounds of electronic waste for responsible recycling, including TVs, CRT monitors, keyboards, hard drives, computer cameras, and batteries. Secure Shred disposed of an additional three tons of paper, books and cardboard.
“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 electronics, while cleaning out their closets, bookcases, file cabinets and spare rooms,” Addabbo said.
According to e-Green Management, an increasing amount of laws are being passed to make it the responsibility of businesses and residents to properly dispose of their 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 our environment, along with diminishing the life span of our landfills.
If you would like to be notified of the next free recycling event at Addabbo’s district office, call Peter DeLucia at 718-738-1111.