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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Councilwoman Bonner Hosts E-Waste, Residential Paper Shredding and Prescription Drug Take Back

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Farmingville, NY - Recently, Councilwoman Jane Bonner hosted an E-Waste Drive, Residential Paper Shredding and “Shed the Meds” Prescription Drug Take Back event at the Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mt. Sinai. This event was attended by 478 residents who were able to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, recycle electronic devices and household papers for shredding and recycling. Iron Mountain collected the paper for recycling, eGreen Recycling handled the e-waste collection and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, accepted unwanted prescription medications. The collection totals are:

•Paper - 17,740 lbs (8.87 tons) which is the record for the 10 events that the Town has held in 2020;
•E-Waste - 11,272 lbs (5.6 tons), and
•Prescription Drug Take Back: 19 boxes.

Councilwoman Bonner said, “The public’s response to the e-waste, paper shredding and drug take back events in my Council District has grown with record-setting numbers. Thanks to everyone who participated and especially the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for helping to dispose of dangerous drugs from homes By recycling, we are doing our part to protect the environment and make Brookhaven a cleaner, greener place to live.”

Left photo: Councilwoman Bonner (second from left) Town Recycling Coordinator Zach Sicardi with Iron Mountain staff.

Center photo: Town Recycling Coordinator Zach Sicardi (left) and Councilwoman Bonner (second from left) with eGreen Recycling staff.

Right Photo: Councilwoman Bonner with Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs Tom Lyons and Aime Rodecker

Visit the Town website for a complete listing of townwide recycling events.

Councilwoman Jane Bonner with Suffolk County Sheriff

E Green team group photo

Iron Mountain Group photo

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