FOREST PARK, QUEENS — An upcoming event in Forest Park will enable Queens residents to get rid of unwanted household items without creating excess waste.
State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., and Assembly Member Mike Miller’s biannual recycling event will return to the parking lot of the Forest Park Bandshell from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, according to a news release.
“Senator Addabbo and I had to postpone our Spring Recycling Event due to COVID-19; however, I am pleased that we can move forward with our Fall Recycling Event,” Miller said. “I would like to thank the NYC Parks Department for working with us to bring this great event to our district, making sure that all involved will be safe.”
Accepted items include clothing, shoes, small appliances, kitchenware, toys, bikes, jewelry, small furniture items, American flags, glasses and up to three boxes of personal or business documents for shredding.
Clothing and household goods will be donated to the United War Veterans Council.
There will be no electronics recycling, as there has been at past iterations of the event, due to budget constraints related to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
Items that won’t be accepted include cardboard, magazines, file folders, air conditioners, paint and tires.
All participants will be required to wear masks in the parking lot and to stay in their vehicles as much as possible. Anyone who gets out of their car must fill out a health-screening questionnaire with their contact information for potential contact tracing purposes, in accordance with NYC Department of Parks & Recreation requirements.