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What to do with those Outdated Items in your Brooklyn Home

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

What to do with those Outdated Items in your Brooklyn Home

If your Brooklyn home is starting to look like a landfill, you’re not alone. You’d like to get rid of all the old stuff you don’t use anymore, but you want to be responsible and don’t know where to take it, right?

Here are some of the most common obsolete items and ideas on what to do with them.

·        Technotrash: This is computer-related waste, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs and other obsolete accessories.  A company called GreenDisk can handle all your technotrash disposal needs by safely and securely destroying your old data, recovering reusable components, and recycling all of the rest of your accumulated technotrash.

  • Old electronics: Also known as e-waste, this includes old appliances, TVs and monitors that contain valuable metals that can be recycled, along with other hazardous heavy metals that need to be handled responsibly. Many communities sponsor an E-waste Day, when everyone can bring their old appliances in for safe disposal. Some retailers have recycling programs where you can earn gift cards by trading in old electronics.
  • Shoes: Don’t trash those outdated shoes or ones you just don’t wear anymore. Soles4Souls is a charity that wants all gently-worn shoes. You can find drop-off locations near your Brooklyn home. The shoes will be sent to people in need around the world.
  • Old medicines: If you have medications that are past their expiration date or that you don’t want or need any longer, don’t flush them. Drugs are becoming a serious problem in water supplies and groundwater.  You can now buy a postage-paid envelope to responsibly dispose of many prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. The Dispose My Meds program is an online resource to help you find local pharmacies that will take back expired or unwanted drugs.

Now that you know where to take your old obsolete stuff, you’re well on your way to getting your Brooklyn home clean and de-cluttered. If your next step is to get it on the market, I can help with that too! Contact me call today Charles D’Alessandro Your Brooklyn real estate agent with Fillmore Real Estate at 718/253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected],

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Friday, April 1st, 2011

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

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Shape Up NYC offers Free Fitness Classes !

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Living in New York City there is plenty of  things to do! Here is one that is absolutely free!

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs.

Our free Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba. No pre-registration is required, so just find the location in your Brooklyn neighborhood and start to Shape Up today!

The NYC Citizen Corps Council is proud to announce a new community service Youth Program

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The NYC Citizen Corps Council is proud to announce a new community service Youth Program for NYC high school students currently enrolled in grades 9 to 11. Participants will gain valuable experience in emergency preparedness and disaster response, while developing relationships with important citywide organizations and other NYC youth. Once selected, youth leaders will meet every other Tuesday evening from February to June 2010. These leaders will be trained in NYC emergency management and work on improving existing preparedness messaging for high school youth.  Youth leaders will attend hands-on training sessions with community leaders and emergency managers from organizations like the American Red Cross and NYC Office of Emergency Management, among others. They will also offer feedback about current preparedness outreach tactics and work to design a youth-oriented emergency preparedness event.  The application deadline is Friday, January 8. To download the Youth Program application or for additional information, visit or email [email protected].

Herman Schaffer,

MSW Director, Community

Outreach New York City Office of Emergency Management

165 Cadman Plaza East Brooklyn, NY  11201

Tel: 718-422-4821 Fax: 718-422-8451

Charles D’Alessandro

[email protected]
tel 718 253-9600
fax 718 253-9573

Canarsie’s Paerdegat Basin Project!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Paerdegat Basin – On July 24th Mrs. Turano, Senator Kruger, and a representative from the Georgetown Civic Association attended a meeting concerning the planned Paerdegat Basin Natural Area Park and Ecology Park at the back of the Paerdegat Basin Water Quality Facility on Bergen Avenue.  In 1997 the ULURP action converted 177 acres of Paerdegat Basin shoreline and submerged land to parkland.   As a result of that action, DEP designed and planned this parkland.  The Natural Area Park is a restoration of coastal grassland and public access will be restricted as its goal is to promote habitat restoration and ecological improvement.  The 5-acre Ecology Park will be equipped with a trail and viewing platforms.  The construction will begin March 2010 and will take approximately 27 months to complete