Just in time for spring cleaning, two local elected officials will be bringing their biannual recycling event to Forest Park later this month.
“Bringing this event to the district twice a year is so important to [Assemblyman Mike Miller] and me. The standard reasons apply – this is an opportunity to do something productive with old items normally thrown away and wasted. This year, though, is especially important given new DSNY regulations,” said state Senator Joseph Addabbo, who is providing the recycling opportunity with Miller.
Not only does the April 26 event give residents the ability to clean out their homes of unwanted junk for the season, but it will also take place just weeks after the start of new Department of Sanitation recycling regulations.
As of April 1, New York City residents can be fined $100 for placing electronics, such as TVs and computers, at the curb for disposal.
“Given new regulations regarding the recycling of electronics, this event presents an opportunity for individuals to discard many items that must now be taken to drop-off centers. Given the continued success of this event, Recycle Day shows the willingness of people to properly recycle when the opportunity exists,” Miller said.
Items accepted at the free Recycle Day event include clothing, coats, bedding, linens, paired shoes, scarves, belts, hats, handbags, computers, monitors, cellphones, servers, fax machines, televisions, PDAs, scanners, copiers, printers, batteries, laptops, cameras, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, air conditioners, telephones and VCR tapes. Appliances will not be accepted.
At last year’s recycling event, about 300 residents brought more than seven tons of electronics, about five tons of paper and two tons of Salvation Army household items, according to Addabbo’s office.
Recycling Day will be held on Sunday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell parking lot in Forest Park, located on Forest Park Drive, one block west of Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven.