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Recycle Your Old Junk At Forest Park This Sunday

Members of the recycling crew last fall. (Photo: Senator Joe Addabbo)

April 27, 2018 By Tara Law

The public can recycle electronics, clothing, paper products and other items at the annual Spring Recycling Fair in Forest Park this Sunday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine, crews will accept hard-to-dispose-of items such as confidential documents,  eyeglasses and appliances at the Forest Park Bandshell. 

State Senator Joseph Addabbo, a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblymember Mike Miller host a recycling event in the park each fall and spring.

“Laws regarding what types of electronics and household items you can legally recycle with your normal, curbside garbage are always evolving,” Addabbo said. “By holding this event, Assemblyman Miller and I give our constituents an easy way to recycle items that they may not know can be recycled, all at one central location.”

The event will accept certain electronic items: computers, monitors, cell phones, compact discs,

PDAs, printers, batteries, cameras, lamps, mirrors, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones, VCR tapes and small televisions but no large console or projection TVs.

A variety of household items will also be accepted, including clothing, coats, bedding, paired shoes, dishes, silverware, lamps and curtains.

All donated items must be clean and dry.

The event last fall. (Photo: Senator Joe Addabbo)

The crews will not accept air conditioners, newspapers, gas/oil items, paints, mattresses, ovens, office furniture, firearms, vacuum cleaners, light bulbs, liquids, tires, medications and certain other items.

For more information about which items can be recycled, call Addabbo’s Howard Beach Office at 718-738-1111.

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