E-Waste Collection Returns To Staten Island Finally After Covid

Statement from Borough President Vito J. Fossella Commending DSNY Commissioner Jessica Tisch on E-waste Collection Expansion for Staten Island

We want to applaud DSNY Commissioner Jessica Tisch for launching a pilot program on Staten Island that expands on the current e-waste program to now accept unwanted batteries and textiles with an appointment-based collection service.

Early last month, the Commissioner joined us in front of Jody’s Club Forest for an announcement of budget allocations from our office to several Staten Island business improvement districts. The goal was to provide resources to these organizations for beautification of their corridors, particularly in the removal of litter. This funding also coincided with the citywide effort, which strives to keep streets clean, improve pickup operations, and maintain public spaces that need ongoing maintenance.

We had discussed at that time the expansion of the e-waste collection program and its impact on Staten Islanders, so we are pleased that Commissioner Tisch followed through on her promise to help homeowners get rid of unwanted items. We also hope the collection of these items will curtail and prevent some of the illegal dumping that happens across the borough. Thank you to the Commissioner and her team for their continued support, and helping Staten Island thrive as a community.

Banner Image: E-waste. Image Credit – John Cameron

BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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