On Sunday afternoon, a steady stream of Senate District 19 constituents showed up at 1222 East 96th Street to participate in a paper shredding and electronic-waste recycling event hosted by State Senator Roxanne Persaud.
Some came after church, others after preparing Sunday dinner, but Canarsie residents certainly took advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted televisions, computers, printers and other devices that could be hazardous to the environment. Others brought bags of personal, household documents that were shredded on-site by Department of Sanitation personnel. While that was being done, staffers from the senator’s office handed out a variety of PPE items.
Employees from the office of Councilwoman Farah Louis were also present. They distributed resource materials pertaining to housing and immigration. There were also representatives from the Hebrew Educational Society (H.E.S.), located at 9502 Seaview Avenue, who gave away face masks and COVID-19 Antigen kits.
The event was sponsored in partnership with Community Board 18 and the Departments of Environmental Protection and Sanitation. There were also volunteers from the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Club assisting at the event.