Addabbo and Miller bring recycling fair to Forest Park

State Senator Joseph Addabbo directs traffic at the last year's fall recycling fair in Forest Park.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo directs traffic at the last year’s fall recycling fair in Forest Park.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller are partnering to host their annual fall recycling fair on Sunday, September 24 in Forest Park.

Bring  your items to be recycled to the Forest Park parking lot adjacent to the bandshell on Forest Park Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“I encourage my constituents to once again go through their closets, attics and garages and join us at this recycling event to dispose of old and unwanted items in a convenient and responsible manner,” said Addabbo, a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. “Over the many years that I have been involved with these events, tons upon tons of electronics and other items have been diverted from the waste stream. In addition, donated clothing, eyeglasses, housewares and other items have been made available for reuse by others in need. It’s a win-win situation for local residents and our environment as a whole.”

Items to be accepted for recycling, according to Addabbo’s office, are:

— Clothing and textiles, including coats, bedding, linens, paired shoes, scarves, belts, and handbags.  All must be clean and dry.

— Electronics, including computers, monitors, cell phones, servers, fax machines, TVs, PDAs, scanners, copiers, printers, batteries, laptops, cameras, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones, VCR tapes, and small appliances.

— Paper, including paper fiber and confidential papers.  No cardboard. All paper items will be shredded to ensure safety.

— Household goods, including dishes, glasses, silverware, lamps, pots, and drapes.  American flags.  Eyeglasses donations and book donations.

— Due to New York City regulations, air conditioners, paint and tires cannot be accepted.


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