Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, and Councilman Andrew Cohen, joined by the Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve, hosted an electronic waste recycling event at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch of the New York Public Library. Riverdalians came out to go green and recycle any and all of their unwanted electronics. Residents disposed of items such as working and non-working computers, monitors, scanners, keyboards, computer accessories, televisions, video cassette recorders, phones and PDA’s.
“We must continue to raise environmental awareness and find ways to protect our planet. Today’s event truly illustrated the importance of recycling. I thank the residents for their strong participation today and expressing their concern for the ecological future of our community. Together, we can make a difference,” said Senator Klein.
“I was delighted at how successful this event was. Recycling is a critical part of protecting our environment and while the e-waste recycling law is hugely beneficial for our city, it can be a burden for some to find a place to recycle their e-waste. I’m especially proud at how positively the community responded – it’s clear that there is no shortage of environmental stewardship in this great community,” said Assemblyman Dinowitz.
“Scores of my constituents were pleased to part with their unwanted electronic clutter at this very timely event in Spuyten Duyvil, ably coordinated by the hard-working Lower East Side Ecology Center staff. An amazing truckload of computers, printers, monitors, and other electronic waste was wrapped up and sent for recycling or reuse by the end of the day. I was happy to play a part in making this happen,” said Councilman Cohen.
Senator Klein has hosted other e-waste recycling events in Woodlawn and Throggs Neck with similar success. The process makes recycling these bulky items a breeze for residents. Senator Klein expects to sponsor additional e-waste recycling events throughout the 34th Senate District in the coming months.