April 17, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
The parking lot next to the Forest Park Bandshell will transform into a recycling drop off station later this month for a bi-annual recycling and donation event.
The event, sponsored by State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and Assembly Member Mike Miller, will take place the last Sunday of the month, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Addabbo and Miller co-host the recurring event to provide constituents with a more secure place to recycle their unwanted items.
“I always enjoy these recycling events I get to host with Assemblyman Miller each year,” Addabbo said. “It gives our constituents the opportunity to do some serious spring cleaning and help the environment at the same time. I encourage everyone to come out and take advantage of this fantastic event.”
Residents are asked to bring small appliances, household items—such as bedding, dishes or curtains—eyeglasses, American flags, paper, clothing and pairs of shoes. Electronics, including computers, monitors, cell phones, batteries, fans, lamps, small televisions, chargers, and CDs, will also be accepted.
A mobile paper shredder will be onsite so that residents can safely recycle confidential documents.
Event organizers ask, however, that attendants leave any pre-shredded paper and cardboard at home. Other unaccepted items include air conditioners, liquids, mattresses, office furniture, firearms, vacuums, light bulbs, tires and medication.
The event will be held rain or shine, and all donated items must be clean and dry.
This sounds like an excellent idea! Also, I’d like to add that there are numerous ways to get rid of old electronics. A few years ago, I was in a situation where I had to get rid of a bunch of electronics. I kept asking myself about what to do with old electronics, and I stumbled upon e-waste companies. They take your hard drives, phones, etc. and recycle them. The one I found most useful was All Green Electronics Recycling. They gave me all of the information I would ever need! If you do choose to use a company like this, do some research. But, All Green is the best one I could find (https://allgreenrecycling.com). If anybody has any questions about this stuff, message me!
Great Idea and what should have been included is directions, a map, an address, bus and subway routes –important details! Not everyone knows where the Bandshell is located and are able to hike deep into a park carrying their items. How about next time choose a location that is Very, Very Convenient to Bus & Subway so we all can easily and conveniently carry our recyclables
Only American flags? Sounds racist to me
How does someone without a car get there… or get back home? Can you provide a map to help with this?