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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Councilwoman Bonner Announces Success of Seventh Bi-annual “Go Green” Event in Mount Sinai

Three people at shredding box

Farmingville, NY - On May 5, Councilwoman Jane Bonner held her seventh bi-annual "Go Green" event at the Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mount Sinai, which included an E-Waste Drive, Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back and Paper Shredding. The successful event, which attracted more than 370 residents allowed for the safe disposal of unwanted prescriptions and medications, and recycle old electronic products and paper. The Pharmaceutical Take Back was co-sponsored by Councilwoman Bonner, Teachers Federal Credit Union and Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. Pictured at left are Sheriff's Deputies Mike Letscher (left) and Amie Rodecker (right) with Councilwoman Bonner. Pictured right are resident Margaret Labate (left); Tony Cipriano from Quality Shredding (center) with Councilwoman Bonner.

This year the Town collected the following:

  • Electronic waste: 9028 lbs.
  • Drug take-back: 8 boxes
  • Shredding: 12,900 lbs.

Recycling the collected paper from Councilwoman Bonner's "Go Green" event saved:

  • 109.65 Trees
  • 12.9 Barrels of Oil
  • 26445 Kilowatts of Electricity
  • 20.64 Cubic Yards of Landfill
  • 387 Pounds of Particulate Air Pollution

Councilwoman Bonner said, "I am so proud to sponsor the Go Green events in Council District 2 and I thank all the residents who participated. By recycling, we are doing our part to protect the environment and make Brookhaven a cleaner, greener place to live."

For more information on how to safely dispose of unused medications, please contact Councilwoman Jane Bonner's office at 631-451-6964 or the Suffolk County Sheriff's office at 631-852-3436. To learn more about the Town's recycling efforts, visit the Recycling page.

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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