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For Immediate Release: May 16, 2008
2:15 p.m.

PROSPECT PARK E-CLUTTER DROP OFF

Con Edison, NYC Department of Sanitation and Lower East Side Ecology Center Dig Into Recycling Event

NEW YORK – Con Edison has joined the NYC Department of Sanitation and the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) to sponsor a “Spring Cleaning” recycling event in Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Sunday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This “Spring Cleaning” recycling event encourages city 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 Prospect Park on Willink Drive in Brooklyn near the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard. Cars can enter at the corner of Parkside and Ocean Avenues. 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 $29 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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