LIVINGSTON — Two recycling programs have come to Staten Island for the first time at the Snug Harbor Apartments, the Sanitation Department announced.
The Snug Harbor Apartments now recycle electronics and textiles as part of Sanitation's re-fashionNYC and e-cycleNYC programs, Sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia said Friday.
"By offering these convenient services to apartment buildings, we are able to help residents recycle or donate their electronics and clothing from the comfort of their own homes," she said. "Our goal is to make these programs as easy as possible for both building management and residents.”
Under the programs, which are open to all buildings with 10 or more units, Sanitation will provide the buildings with free collection bins, on-call service, and diversion reports.
The program allows residents curbside recycling of clothing and electronics, which will become illegal to throw in the trash in 2015, Sanitation said.
“We are so excited to offer both of these free and easy services to our tenants at Snug Harbor Apartments so that they can donate or recycle their clothing and electronics right in the building," said Bob Fitzsimmons, president of building owner Gateway Arms Realty Corp.
"We are looking forward to adding our other properties into the programs and hope that other buildings in Staten Island and throughout the city will follow suit."