Photo courtesy of Senator Addabbo
Over 200 cars drove through the Forest Park Bandshell car park during the Addabbo and Rajkumar recycling event in September 2021.
By the forum team
This spring, State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) will partner with Congresswoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-Woodhaven) to host his biannual paper shredding recycling and household goods donation event. at Forest Park.
On Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can shred their personal and private documents with USA Shred and donate any unwanted household items to the United War Veterans Council at the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot.
“These recycling events we host are some of our most popular events each year – and for good reason,” Addabbo said. “It gives our constituents the opportunity to do some serious spring cleaning and help the environment at the same time by securely shredding their paper documents. They can also get rid of clutter in their homes by donating clothing and household items and give their unwanted possessions a new home with a veteran.
The items that will be accepted at this event are: paper (maximum three boxes of personal, professional or medical files), clothing and shoes, small household appliances and kitchen utensils, toys and bicycles, jewelry, small furniture, American flags and eyeglasses.
Items that CANNOT be accepted are: electronics, cardboard, magazines, file folders, pre-shredded paper, air conditioners, paint and tires.
“I am pleased to once again partner with my colleague, Senator Joe Addabbo, for this fun event serving our community in so many ways,” Rajkumar said. “As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, I take pride in providing our veterans with valuable household items. That alone would make an exceptional event, but we will also have paper shredding, which will both serve our environment and prevent identity theft. In fact, this event is like a Swiss army knife of various solutions for Queens.
“I want to thank Assemblyman Rajkumar for her continued support of this great event, as well as our partners at USA Shred and the United War Veterans Council, the Department of Parks and 104 COP for their continued participation in helping to maintain traffic. at these popular events,” Addabbo added.
For more information on this event, call the Addabbo office at 718-738-1111.