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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Councilwoman Cartright Hosts E-Waste, Residential Paper Shredding & Prescription Drug Take Back

Councilman Cartright and two others smiling for camera

Farmingville, NY –  On April 15, Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright hosted a special E-Waste Drive, Residential Paper Shredding and Prescription Drug Take Back event at the Terryville Fire Department in Port Jefferson Station. This event allowed residents to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, recycle electronic devices and household papers for shredding and recycling.

“By securely disposing of drugs, sensitive papers and electronics, we work together to keep our community safe and beautiful,” said Councilwoman Cartright.

E-Green Environmental handled a mountain of electronics and Quality Shredding, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise recycled paper from 325 cars, saving 94 trees. They are also NAID certified for shredding residential paper, hard drives and non-paper media.

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, represented by Deputy Sheriff Tom Lyons (left), accepted unwanted meds, as they did for Martin Doherty (center), a retired US Marine from Ronkonkoma. “Keeping unwanted drugs off the street and out of our groundwater is critical. Residents can contact the Sheriff’s office or bring prescription drugs to the 6th Precinct located in Selden any day” Councilwoman Cartright added..

Councilwoman Cartright hosts the next recycling/e-waste event on September 16 at the Setauket Fire Department on Nicholls Road. For a complete listing of Townwide recycling events, please visit the Waste Management Department page.


Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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