Forest Park Set to  Host Pols’ Popular Recycling Event

Forest Park Set to Host Pols’ Popular Recycling Event

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The fall recycling event “reduces waste sent to landfills, conserves resources, helps protect the environment, and saves energy,” Assemblyman Miller said.

By Forum Staff

Borough residents will have an opportunity later this month to safely and securely discard their electronics, paper waste, and household items when State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) bring their popular large-scale recycling event to Forest Park.

On Sunday, Sept. 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., crews will be at the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot to collect certain types of electronic waste, household items, eyeglasses, American flags, paper waste, and clothing to be properly recycled.

The electronics that will be accepted include computers, monitors, cell phones, compact discs, PDAs, printers, batteries, cameras, lamps, mirrors, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones, VCR tapes and small televisions (no large console or projection TVs).

Household items to be accepted include clothing, coats, bedding, paired shoes, dishes, silverware, lamps, curtains, American flags and eyeglasses.

A paper shredder will be on-hand to allow residents to safely and securely recycle their documents as they watch to ensure confidentiality. However, pre-shredded paper will not be accepted for recycling.

Other items that will NOT be accepted for recycling include: air conditioners, newspapers, gas/oil items, paints, mattresses, ovens, office furniture, firearms, vacuum cleaners, light bulbs, liquids, tires, or medication, among other items.

All donated items must be clean and dry.

For more information on the event, which is co-sponsored by the Ozone Park Kiwanis and the Ozone Park Residents Block  Association, or questions about what items can be recycled, contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at (718) 738-1111.


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