ADDABBO AND PHEFFER AMATO HOST E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT

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Locals, if you’re looking to safely and legally dispose of that old television set and other unwanted or broken electronics, on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the Free E-Waste Recycling Event hosted by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and the Lower East Side Ecology Center at St. Camillus R.C. Church.

As of 2015, the NYC Department of Sanitation adopted a rule that prohibits leaving electronic waste out for collection with regular trash or recyclables. If you do, you are liable for a civil penalty of $100 per violation.

So grab the opportunity to toss your old electronics at this event. Accepted items include working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, cables, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, phones audio/visual equipment, cell phones, PDAs and more. Please be advised that due to NYC regulations, air conditioners will not be accepted.

The e-waste recycling trucks will be located at St. Camillus' (99-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard) rear parking lot, off Shore Front Parkway. The event is rain or shine.

“Electronic waste is a major environmental hazard. Too many people just drop computer parts and electronics in the garbage. If e-waste isn’t processed the right way, it can poison sanitation workers and our water supply. That’s why events like these are so important.” Pheffer Amato said.

For more info, contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111 or Pheffer Amato’s office at 718-945-9550.

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