Senator Addabbo’s e-waste recycle extravaganza returns to Woodhaven May 5

Forest Park’s Bandshell in Woodhaven
Photo courtesy of Queens COVID Remembrance Day

A bi-annual free electronic waste recycling event is returning to the Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot in Woodhaven on Sunday, May 5.

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is teaming up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to provide unique e-waste and composting services in the Woodhaven space, off Forest Park Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Old and broken electronics, including computers, monitors, handheld devices such as smartphones, networking devices and electronic accessories like keyboards and chargers, can all be properly recycled at the location.

Addabbo has continued to bring the e-waste recycling event to his district for decades. His goal focuses on promoting proper recycling methods and awareness of the larger issue of polluted landfills.

“When electronics are not properly recycled, they can end up in our landfills, causing harmful chemicals to get into the soil which are quite harmful to the environment and to us,” Addabbo said. “By recycling your e-waste, you help to clean up the environment and create a healthier planet now and for future generations.

Additional larger items such as printers, TVs, VCRs, video-game consoles, stereo equipment and other electronics are also accepted.

Items prohibited from the recycling event include electronic batteries, floppy disks, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs and cassette tapes. Batteries should not be thrown away in regular garbage or recycled.

For more information about this event, residents are encouraged to contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.