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Styrofoam collection coming to a borough near you

A group of New York City councilmembers will be sponsoring the city’s first-ever Styrofoam collection event across all five boroughs, emphasizing the importance of recycling.

The free event, which is co-sponsored by PS Recycle It , will have drop-off locations in each of the five boroughs on Saturday, January 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Brooklyn location, with Councilmember Alan Maisel taking the reins, will be the Nick’s Lobster parking lot, located at 2777 Flatbush Avenue.

In Staten Island, the parking lot of the Christ Church New Brighton (76 Franklin Avenue) will be the drop off location. Councilmember Debi Rose is the sponsor for the borough.

Accepted materials include packaging foam, foam cups and containers from the holiday season. No foam peanuts will be accepted. Additionally, all foam must bear the Number 6 Recycling Symbol.

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