Application Deadline: Friday, February 26

(January 25, 2021 at 11:23am)

QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is accepting applications from civic-minded individuals and organizations across Queens to serve on the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board (QSWAB) — a diverse group of residents and industry representatives tasked with advising the Queens Borough President on a wide array of issues including, but not limited to waste, recycling, resiliency and environmental equity.

“We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring environmental justice for all Queens communities, especially for our long-underserved neighborhoods and those areas most endangered by the perils of climate change,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “Comprised of community advocates representing all cross-sections of our borough, the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board will be an invaluable source of expertise as we work tirelessly toward a zero waste future. I encourage all who are interested in helping build a brighter, greener Queens to apply today.”

The digitized QSWAB application is available online at www.queensbp.org/swab. The deadline for prospective applicants to submit an application is Friday, February 26, 2021. Applicants can apply either as an individual or as a representative of an organization or business entity.

Appointments to the QSWAB, which will meet monthly and must consist of no fewer than 20 unsalaried members, are made by the Queens Borough President pursuant to New York City Administrative Code.

Members representing community boards, recycling industries, carting industries, environmental organizations, government agencies, labor organizations, business organizations, property owners, tenant organizations and members of the general public are appointed to terms of two years and are eligible for reappointment at the conclusion of their term.

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