PHOTO: Past Addabbo/Miller recycling events have been very successful. Courtesy of Project Woodhaven
By Forum Staff
State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) this week announced that they will be hosting their annual Spring Recycling Fair later this month at Forest Park.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, crews will be on hand at the Forest Park Bandshell to accept items – electronics, paper, clothing and certain household articles – to be safely and properly recycled.
Addabbo, a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, said he cosponsors the 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.
“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,” said Addabbo. “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.”
The fair will also feature 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, fax machines, televisions, PDAs, printers, batteries, cameras, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones and VCR tapes.
However, cardboard and appliances will not be accepted.
Household items such as clothing, coats, bedding, paired shoes, dishes, silverware, lamps and curtains will be accepted. Addabbo and Miller have asked that all donations be clean and dry.
For more information, contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach district office at (718) 738-1111.