Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Shred Those Papers, Get Rid of Old Electronics

Despite the intense heat,
locals gathered on Saturday afternoon in the parking lot near State Senator
Roxanne Persaud’s District Office, 1222 East 96th Street, to continue their
spring cleaning of unwanted papers and electronics.

Residents attended the
Paper Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event, with shredding services conducted
by Data-struction, Inc., to dispose of their documents and electronic items in
a safe, secure and eco-friendly manner. The event was organized by Senator Persaud
in collaboration with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblywomen Jaime
Williams, Helene Weinstein and Nikki Lucas, and Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse,
in association with the New York City Sanitation Department and the New York
City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).


“It’s about making
sure people’s information is shredded in a safe environment,” said
Persaud. “If people just tear something up and throw it in the garbage,
they don’t realize that people can still put it together, get their
information, recreate their identity and apply for credit cards, etc. That’s
the reason why we continuously do this.”


Bags of food supplies, personal
protective equipment and at-home COVID self tests were distributed to the
attendees. Sanitation and DEP were also present to offer tips on how to
properly recycle and and provide reusable bags and insulated water bottles.


“This is really a
great service. Lots of us have stuff in
the house that we don’t really need,” said Ann Hendricks, who came to the
event with her husband. “I’m glad to be here to release some of my paper
garbage. So, thanks to Senator Persaud and to all those who came together to
put this event on for the community.”


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