Apr. 11, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed
Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is partnering once again with Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar to bring their bi-annual Paper Shredding and Household Goods Donation recycling event to Forest Park on Sunday, April 30.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., constituents will be able to shred their personal and private documents with USA Shred and donate any unwanted clothing and household goods to the United War Veterans Council at the Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot.
Items that will be accepted during this event are: paper (three boxes/bags maximum of personal, business or medical files), clothing and shoes, small working appliances and kitchenware, toys and bikes, jewelry, small furniture, American flags, and eyeglasses. Items that cannot be accepted are: any electronics, cardboard, x-rays, magazines, file folders, pre-shredded paper, air conditioners, paint, and tires.
“This multifaceted event brings people from all over the district to Forest Park so they can safely and securely get rid of documents with their sensitive information and donate some of their unwanted clothes and household items to a worthy cause,” Addabbo said. “Residents can get a jumpstart on their spring cleaning while helping to care for the environment and giving some of their unwanted items a new home. I hope to see plenty of people taking advantage of this popular event!”
Addabbo thanked Rajkumar for her continued support on the event, as well as their partners in USA Shred and the United War Veterans Council, the Parks Dept., and the 104 COP for their continued participation in helping to keep everyone safe.
“My annual recycling event with my friend Senator Joe Addabbo always brings the south Queens community together. At our beloved annual event, neighbors help one another out,” Rajkumar said. “The community comes out to provide our veterans with household goods they may need. For people looking to do some spring cleaning or protect their identity, the Senator and I shred all their documents for free. I look forward to once again seeing my neighbors for another beautiful day of helping each other in Forest Park. Thank you to our many community partners who always make our recycling events a tremendous success.”
For more information about this event, call Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.