Woodhaven recycles over 45,000 pounds of waste
by Jess Berry
Oct 08, 2014 | 1623 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodhaven showed its eco-friendly side late last month, dropping off over 45,000 pounds of waste at State Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller’s largest-ever biannual recycling event.

SecurShred attended the Sept. 28 event and collected around 11,000 pounds of shredded paper, which saves nearly 3,000 trees and will be recycled as toilet paper, paper towels and printing paper.

Old computers, televisions and other e-waste filled three trucks, with E-Green Management/PK Metals taking away 28,500 pounds of tossed electronics. The Salvation Army also walked away with 6,000 pounds of donated goods — doubling the amount from April’s recycling event — which will be distributed among various Salvation Army locations.

“I’m amazed by the totals we reached this time around,” Addabbo said. “We hold a Recycling Day twice a year because it is always popular, but this event exceeded expectations. I’m proud to say our constituents are taking an active interest in their homes and their environment.”

“The number of items collected during this past Recycling Day is a testament to the lack of opportunity for individuals to properly recycle items such as electronics, paper and other household items,” Miller added. “Recycling Day also shows the willingness of people to do their part to protect our environment and properly recycle when the opportunity exists.”

Hundreds of books were also collected, which will be used in local community book sales.

“Recycling isn’t always at the top of everyone’s priority list, and isn’t something people always think about,” Addabbo said. “But the importance of recycling and what we were able to do at this event is invaluable, and the numbers speak for themselves.”

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