Pheffer Amato to Host E-Waste Recycling Events

March 26th at Rockwood Park Jewish Center, April 23rd at Bayswater Jewish Center
March 6, 2017

State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) announced today, in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, the NYC Department of Sanitation, Rockwood Park Jewish Center and Bayswater Jewish Center that her office will be hosting e-waste recycling events at both Jewish Centers, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, on March 26th at Rockwood Park and on April 23rd at Bayswater.

“Electronic waste is a major environmental hazard. Too many people just drop computer parts in the garbage,” said Pheffer Amato. “If e-waste isn’t processed the right way, it can poison sanitation workers and our water supply. So that’s why events like these are so important, and why I wanted to host two right here in our community. I highly encourage everyone to come on down and take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of their old computers, phones and more, safely and for free!”

The dropoff opportunity is open to everyone. Accepted items include working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cellphones and PDAs.

WHO:

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato; Lower East Side Ecology Center; NYC Sanitation; community volunteers

VISUALS:

Locals dropping off computers, phones and other e-waste to be recycled

WHEN:

Sunday, March 26th, 2017, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

WHERE:

Rockwood Park Jewish Center, 156-45 84th St, Howard Beach, NY

WHEN:

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

WHERE:

Bayswater Jewish Center, 2355 Healy Ave, Far Rockaway, NY