Addabbo, Miller To Co-Host Fall Recycling Event

    Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr.

    Assembly Member Mike Miller

    State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and parts of South Ozone Park, Ridgewood, Woodside, The Rockaways) and Assembly member Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Glendale) will be hosting their annual fall recycling event.

    Addabbo, who is a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, co-hosts this event with Assemblyman Miller each year in order to help residents not only protect the environment and recycle more, but to also provide them with an easy and secure way to recycle their electronics, household appliances and other goods.

    “This is one of my favorite events to host, and it is constantly one of our most popular events each year. The recycling event allows residents to ensure that their electronics are properly recycled according to the Department of Sanitation rules and regulations, and that their documents are securely shredded and disposed of all at a central location right in their community. This is the perfect time for everyone to do some fall cleaning,” said Addabbo.

    “I’m looking forward to another successful recycling event. This event gives the opportunity for our constituents to securely discard household items in addition to reduces waste sent to landfills, conserves resources, helps protect the environment and saves energy. I encourage everyone to come and participate,” said Miller.

    The event is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at Forest Park- Bandshell in

    Items that will be accepted include: computers, monitors, cell phones, compact discs, PDAs, printers, batteries, cameras, lamps, mirrors, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones, VCR tapes and small televisions (no large console or projection TVs), clothing, coats, bedding, paired shoes, dishes, silverware, lamps, curtains, American flags and eyeglasses. All donated items must be clean and dry.

    Items that will NOT be accepted for recycling include: air conditioners, newspapers, gas/oil items, paints, mattresses, ovens, office furniture, firearms, vacuum cleaners, light bulbs, liquids, tires, or medication, among other items.

    For more information or questions about what items can be recycled, please contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.

    Katz Back-To-School Drive A Success

    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz/via Facebook

    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s 5th annual Summer back-to-school drive was a success this year.

    The event which helps supply homeless and underserved children with school supplies like backpacks, books and pencils to prepare for the start of the fall school year. This year’s event was held alongside The Coalition for the Homeless.

    The donated items will be provided to children who reside in City homeless shelters. More than 111,500 of the City’s schoolchildren were homeless at some point in the last school year, according to the Coalition.

    Assemblywoman Ari Espinal

    AM Espinal Reinforces Commitment to Defending Workers’ Safety

    Assembly member Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst) recommitted herself to construction worker safety this week, as the number of construction accidents continues to climb.
    A recent report from NYC Buildings Department found that eight people have died in the last seven months on construction sites, double the amount in the same time frame last year. On Tuesday, Espinal pledged to protect the Scaffolding Law, which holds contractors and developers accountable for falls that occur at worksites.

    The law allows an injured worker to sue and imposes absolute liability on the property owner and construction employer, according to the New York Post.  

    “We must do everything we can to ensure the safety of our workers and to hold negligent developers and contractors responsible for dangerous worksites. The Scaffolding Law sets an important precedent for worksite safety and prevents developers from cutting corners. I am proud to be an advocate for our workers in Albany and I will continue to fight for their rights and protections during my next term,” said Espinal.

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