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For Immediate Release: April 14, 2009
4:40 p.m.

Boot The Mouse, Ditch the Desktop

CON EDISON DIGS INTO RECYCLING

Jackson Heights Set For Drop-Off Of E-Clutter

NEW YORK – With tons of obsolete personal computers, old cell phones and other electronic equipment piling up every year, Con Edison is helping Queens customers get a head start on spring cleaning.

Con Edison is joining the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) along with the  Friends of Travers Park Group and the Jackson Heights Beautification Group for a “Spring Cleaning” recycling event in Travers Park, located on the southside of 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue, on Saturday, April, 18, 2009,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

“Con Edison is a big supporter of community-based environmental efforts. The company also works to ensure that it recycles used equipment, field materials, and office electronics,” said Randolph S. Price, vice president for Environment, Health and Safety at Con Edison. “Supporting this effort will reduce waste and offer customers a place to responsibly recycle out-of-date, used electronics in an environmentally safe and responsible manner."

This “Spring Cleaning” recycling event encourages city residents to turn in their unwanted electronics, such as working and non-working computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, televisions, VCRs, copiers, and cell phones.

E-waste contains hazardous materials that, if not disposed of properly, can harm the environment. Recycling e-waste is a proactive approach on an important environmental issue. 

Con Edison’s partnership with 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.

 

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