Photos and videos by Joshua Maloni
State Sen. George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano, Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter and local elected leaders joined Niagara County Refuse Disposal District Director Richard P. Pope and Sunnking President and CEO Duane Beckett at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for a new eWaste collection site.
Situated across the street from the Lewiston Public Library on South Eighth Street sits two new recycling stations: one for household hazardous waste (aerosols, household cleaners and polishes, oil-based paint), and the second for electronics (old computers, keyboards, cell phones). The units represent the first public-private recycling collaboration in New York state.
Shown below, Beckett talks about the "convenient drop-off location."
The politicians were on hand, specifically, to open the eWaste unit, which is a 12-by-24-foot, wood-framed maroon building.
In the video below, Maziarz and Ceretto talk about the benefits of recycling.
In the video below, Maziarz thanks Lewiston for going green.
eWaste pickups are scheduled for the first Monday of the month. Household hazardous waste collection is by appointment only. For more information on recycling in Niagara County, visit http://www.niagaracountylandfillrecycling.com/ or call 716-434-6568.