On Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Forest Park Bandshell crews will be available to accept items including electronics, paper, clothing and certain household items to be safely and properly recycled.
As a member of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, Addabbo said the fair aims to create an easier and more convenient way for their constituents to responsibly discard many different items in one 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,” Addabbo said. “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.”
The recycling fair will have a paper shredder available that will allow residents to safely and securely recycle documents on site. Electronics recycling will accept items including computers, monitors, cellphones, fax machines, televisions, PDAs, printers, batteries, cameras, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, air conditioners, telephones and VCR tapes.
However, cardboard and appliances will not be accepted.
The Salvation Army will also be at present to accept donations including clothing, coats, bedding, linens, paired shoes, scarves, belts, hats, handbags, dishes, glasses, silverware, lamps, pots and curtains, as well as books and eyeglasses. All donated items must be clean and dry.
For more information about the event, please contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach Office at 718-738-1111.