This year’s Spring Recycling Fair will take place on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Forest Park Bandshell.
By Forum Staff
State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) recently announced that they will host their annual Spring Recycling Fair next month in Forest Park.
On Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., crews will be on hand at the Forest Park Bandshell to accept items – including electronics, paper, clothing and certain household items – to be safely and properly recycled.
Addabbo and Miller said they cosponsor the popular event each year as a way to not only encourage more residents to recycle as much as possible, but to create an easier and more convenient method by making it possible to responsibly discard many different items all in one central location.
“I am happy that we can help those residents dispose of household items,” Miller said. “The event itself educates the public regarding responsible recycling.”
Additionally, the recycling fair will host a paper shredder that will allow documents to be safely and securely recycled on site while residents watch to ensure confidentiality. Electronics recycling will accept: computers, monitors, cell phones, compact discs, PDAs, printers, batteries, cameras, lamps, mirrors, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones, VCR tapes and televisions (small, no console or projection).
Items that will NOT be accepted, according to Addabbo and Miller, include: air conditioners, newspapers, gas/oil items, paints, mattresses, ovens, office furniture, firearms, light bulbs, liquids, tires, or medication, among others.
“There are so many things that people may not know can be recycled, or things that don’t get recycled simply because it’s a hassle to do so,” Addabbo said. “This eliminates those hurdles and provides our constituents with a stress-free way to take care of all their recycling needs. In years past, this annual fair has proved to be one of the most popular events I’ve ever held, and I am confident that will continue into this year and for many to come. I thank our vendors for their support and participation year after year, as well as Assemblyman Miller for his partnership and the Department of Parks and Recreation for their cooperation as we hold this great community event.”
Addabbo added that household items will also be accepted, including clothing, coats, bedding, paired shoes, dishes, silverware, lamps and curtains. All donated items must be clean and dry.
For more information, contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at (718) 738-1111.