Photo Courtesy of Sen. Addabbo’s Office
Tons of recyclable items were collected at the Forest Park event.
By Forum Staff
State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) recently trumpeted the results of their recent fall recycling event at the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot, where they collected several tons of discarded items.
In all, 3,145 pounds of clothing and 3,968 pounds of non-furniture household items (toys, books, dishes, etc.)were donated at the Sept. 23 event. Additionally, 3.45 tons of paper was securely destroyed on site.
“This event is always one of the most popular events I host every year,” Addabbo said. “Each time Assemblyman Mike Miller and I have these recycling events — one in the spring and one in the fall — we help collect thousands of pounds of paper and electronics that will not be in the landfill. I want to thank my staff along with Assemblyman Miller’s staff for their help in coordinating this fantastic event; the crews of the United Veterans War Council, Data-Struction, and Lower East Side Ecology Center for joining us; the Girl and Boy Scouts that volunteered their help; and the Parks Department and their officers, the 106th Precinct, and members of the 104 Civilian Observation Patrol for helping to keep things running smoothly.”
Miller called the event “a great success.”
“It was wonderful to see residents come out and dispose their outdated electronics, donate clothing items to the less fortunate and shred their personal documents,” the assemblyman added.“We would get calls from residents who did not know how or where to dispose old televisions, computers, glasses, flags, books, and papers containing personal information. It is important to help individuals get rid of items that otherwise may not be taken by conventional means.”