Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Senator Joe Addabbo's Third Recycling Day Picks Up Over 13½ Tons!

11,174 More Pounds Collected vs. Senator’s Second Recycling Day in September

Senator Joe Addabbo with staff from eGreen Management at the 3rd  free Recycling Day he’s held in his district. Wearable Collections, Secure Shred and CarpetCycle also had trucks in Forest Park’s Seuffert band shell parking lot. Along with Addabbo’s staff, other volunteers were from the Grow NYC Outreach & Education Office.

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., today announced that over 11½ tons of electronics and paper were collected for recycling at his third Recycling Collection Day held on Sunday, May 1, in Forest Park’s Seuffert band shell parking lot in Woodhaven. Hundreds of participants showed up, dropping off 10,595 lbs. of old, unwanted electronics, 6,357 lbs. of TVs/CRTs, 341 lbs. of batteries, and 6,000 lbs. of paper. Also dropped off for recycling were hundreds of bags of wearable clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, linens, plus residential carpeting collected by the Wearable Collections and CarpetCycle trucks, with an additional 4,000 lbs. of textiles added, to make the astonishing totals for the day over 13½ tons.

According to Fred Dufek, President/CEO and Managing Director of e-Green Management, LLC, their three large trucks and four-man collection team were parked in the lot five hours that day to pick up the e-waste items. Dufek noted, “It was truly an outstanding day, one of our top collection events. It was something for Queens to be proud of…these electronics otherwise would be in our landfills, creating the worst health results for all.” Eric Oswald of Secure Shred commended Senator Addabbo and his staff for “...a tremendous job informing the public. We’re proud to offer our secure shredding services while people watch, to prevent identity theft from their documents.”

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Addabbo and his staff greeted drivers as they pulled into the lot with cars and vans full of items, some traveling from distant Brooklyn and Long Island, with most coming from surrounding communities. The e-Green staff loaded up an incredible 17,293 lbs. of e-waste for responsible recycling, including TVs, CRT monitors, keyboards, hard drives, computer cameras, and batteries. An additional 3 tons of paper, books and cardboard were taken by Secure Shred. Wearable Collections took in an additional 4,000 lbs. of textiles.

I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to host another such event for my residents so that they may conveniently and properly dispose of their electronics, while cleaning out their closets, bookcases and spare rooms,” Addabbo said.

The Senator and his staff were delighted with the response to the recycling event. “We had a steady stream of people coming through all day. Based on the success of this event, I expect to work with the Senator on another recycling event by the end of this year, probably in a different part of the district,” noted Peter DeLucia, Director of Special Events on the Senator’s staff.

About e-Green Management, LLC

With more and more laws being passed to make it the responsibility of businesses and residents to properly dispose of their electronic waste, e-Green Management, LLC is the solution to properly dispose of electronic waste, which represents one of the fastest growing and most hazardous components of New York’s waste stream. Electronic waste contains toxic substances and the improper disposal of these items poses a threat to human health and environment, along with diminishing the life span of our landfills. For more information on e-Green Management, LLC, contact Fred J. Dufek, President/CEO, Managing Director, atf.dufek@egreenmgmt.com; Jennifer Perry, Sr. Director of Administration/Material Audit Compliance, at j.perry@egreenmgmt.com; or call 631-277-4283 to schedule an electronic waste pick-up.