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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2008
4:40 p.m.

CON EDISON JOINS CLIMATE REGISTRY FOR VOLUNTARY REPORTING
OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Con Edison Digs Into Recycling Event With NYC Department of Sanitation and Lower East Side Ecology Center

NEW YORK – Cleaning out old and unused electronics just became easier for Con Edison customers. The company has joined the NYC Department of Sanitation and the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) to sponsor a “Spring Cleaning” recycling event at St. John’s University in Queens on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This “Spring Cleaning” recycling event encourages residents to turn in unwanted e-waste, or donate gently-used clothing and linens to local charitable organizations. Computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, televisions, VCRs, copiers and cell phones are common electronic waste or e-waste.

The event will be located in the Alumni Hall Parking Lot on the corner of Utopia Parkway & Union Turnpike in Queens.  Cars can enter at Gate 4 on Union Turnpike. For more information about the event and what will be accepted, visit www.nyc.gov/wasteless (follow the link under "What's New"), or call 311.

E-waste contains materials that can be hazardous if not disposed of properly and recycling them helps protect landfills from electronics waste. Recycling e-waste is a proactive approach on an important environmental issue.

Con Edison’s partnership with the Department of Sanitation and the LESEC is one part of its comprehensive environmental initiatives through EnergyNY, the company's recently announced plan to meet the future energy needs of its customers through infrastructure upgrades and energy efficiency programs.  EnergyNY can be viewed at www.conEd.com/energyny.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $28 billion in assets.  The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.  For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.conEd.com.

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