Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Roosevelt Island Getting Greener With Electronic Recycling Day and Big Belly Solar Trash Compactor

You Tube video of dangers from electronic waste

Received this message from State Senator Jose Serrano's office about an effort to assist Roosevelt Islanders and others to recycle our electronic waste including old computers, printers cell phones and more at the Roosevelt Island Community Action Fair to be held this Saturday from 11AM - 4 PM at Lighthouse Park.
Earlier this year, we heard from a Roosevelt Island constituent about
the need for more electronic recycling events on the island. We
communicated with Council on the Environment and are proud to report
they will be holding an event this coming Saturday...
More information on the event here:
Electronics Recycling and more at the Roosevelt Island Community Action Fair
Saturday, July 12, 11am-4pm
Lighthouse Park
Drop off computers, electronics, small appliances and even used
clothing and textiles for reuse or recycling. The event will also
feature great information and entertainment for kids. Sponsored by
Goodwill Industries of NY and Northern NJ. Roosevelt Island is
accessible by Tramway from 59th Street and 2nd Ave (just swipe your
Metrocard!), F Train to Roosevelt Island, Bus from Queensboro Plaza or
Car from via the Roosevelt Island Bridge at 36th Street in Long Island
City. For more information call 718-728-5400.
And don't forget about Roosevelt Island's test pilot program using Big Belly, the solar powered trash compactor located by the subway station

You Tube Video of Big Belly Solar Trash Compactor

or the recipe for home composting and Roosevelt Island's unique pneumatic garbage collection system.