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Spring cleaning, anyone?

Residents are invited to dispose of their unwanted electronics at an e-waste recycling event in Fresh Meadows this weekend.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yeshiva of Central Queens. Accepted materials include working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, computer mice, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, phones, cell phones, audio/visual equipment and PDAs.

E-waste recycling has been required by New York State law since Jan. 1, 2015.

The event will take place rain or shine and was organized by Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, Councilman Rory Lancman and the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

“We organized an E-Waste Recycling event to ensure Queens residents have an easy, local option to responsibly recycle their old electronics,” Lancman said. “This is crucial to both protecting the environment, and following state law. I am excited to partner with Assemblyman Simanowitz and the Lower East Side Ecology Center on this E-Waste Recycling event, and encourage all of my constituents to stop by on Sunday to drop off their old electronics to be recycled.”

“Since the effective ban on curbside disposal for electronic items, we have worked to alleviate the burden this law puts on our constituents, particularly our senior and disabled population,” Simanowitz said. “In addition to my bill that would allow for scheduled electronic pickups, I am proud to partner with organizations like the Lower East Side Ecology Center to responsibly match our environmental goals with convenient recycling measures.”

The Yeshiva of Central Queens is located at 147-37 70th Rd. For more information, contact Simanowitz’s office at 718-969-1508 or Lancman’s office at 718-217-4969.

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