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By Forum Staff
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) announced on Monday that she will be hosting two electronic-waste recycling events in the 23rd Assembly District this spring.
The first e-waste extravaganza is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center, located at 156-45 84th St. in Howard Beach; and on Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pheffer Amato will host the second electronics recycling event at the Bayswater Jewish Center, located at 23-55 Healy Ave. in Far Rockaway
The dropoff opportunities – which have been organized in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, the City Department of Sanitation, Rockwood Park Jewish Center, and Bayswater Jewish Center – are open to everyone, Pheffer Amato noted. Accepted items include working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cellular phones and PDAs.
“Electronic waste is a major environmental hazard. Too many people just drop computer parts in the garbage,” Pheffer Amato added. “If e-waste isn’t processed the right way, it can poison sanitation workers and our water supply. So that’s why events like these are so important, and why I wanted to host two right here in our community. I highly encourage everyone to come on down and take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of their old computers, phones and more, safely and for free!”