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Supervisor Romaine, Councilman Mazzei and Councilwoman Bonner Announce Residential Shredding and E-Waste Drop Off Events To be Held on January 11 & 18

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  27. December 2013

Farmingville, NY - December 27th, 2013 - Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Tim Mazzei and Councilwoman Bonner announced today that the Town will hold two special “post-holiday” residential shredding and e-waste drop-off events for residents to recycle their old paper documents and safely dispose of unused electronic devices. The events will be on Saturday, January 11 at Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville and Saturday, January 18 at Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mt. Sinai
 
“Many residents will be getting new electronic items for Christmas and we can help them dispose of the old ones in a way that is not harmful to the environment,” said Supervisor Romaine. “These events will also give people a chance to clean out their closets, basements and garages to recycle their papers. It’s all part of the Town’s efforts to encourage residents to recycle more in the new year. 
 
Councilman Mazzei, who serves as Town Board Liaison to the Department of Waste Management said, “After the holidays is the perfect time to hold a paper shredding and e-waste recycling event and I urge all residents to do their part for the environment by dropping off their old electronics and paper. By participating, they can help make Brookhaven a better place to live.” 
 
Councilwoman Jane Bonner, who represents Council District 2, where Rose Caracappa Senior Center is located said, “Our last e-waste event at Rose Caracappa, was a huge success with over 15,000 pounds collected. We should all make recycling our New Year’s resolution and this is a great way to get started.”
 
Residents can also drop off old electronic devices all year round at the resident e-waste drop-off site at the Brookhaven Town Landfill, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon. 
 
Starting January 6, residents can dispose of their e-waste at the Manorville Compost Facility, located on Papermill road in Manorville. Drop off Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. 
 
Residents are urged to bring the following items to be recycled:
  • TV’s
  • VCR & DVD players
  • Computer mice
  • Printers
  • Calculators
  • Hard Drives
  • Electronic Typewriters
  • Circuit boards
  • Projectors
  • Camcorders
  • Laptops
  • Power Supplies
  • Radios/Stereos
  • Servers
  • Backup batteries
  • PDAs
  • Mainframes
  • Pagers
  • Monitors
  • Routers
  • Telephones
  • Scanners
  • Cell phones
  • Answering machine
  • Hubs
  • Modems
  • Fax machines
  • Keyboards
  • Copiers
  • Cables
  • Gameboys & other hand held electronic toys
Documents brought to the shredding event will be dumped into a 65-gallon container and then into the shredder, enabling each participant to witness the secure destruction of sensitive papers. Paper can be brought in boxes or bags. Documents can remain stapled together, but paper clips and other metal must be removed along with any other contaminants such as rubber bands. 
 
Brookhaven Town Hall is located at One Independence Hill in Farmingville and the Rose Caracappa Senior Center is located at 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai. For more information about recycling in the Town of Brookhaven, visit www.brookhaven.org or call 451-TOWN (8696). 

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