Borough President Donovan Richards is now accepting applications to serve on the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board.
QSWAB is tasked with advising the borough president on issues such as waste, recycling, resiliency and environmental equity.
Find the QSWAB application online at queensbp.org/swab. The application deadline is February 26.
QSWAB will meet monthly. The group must consist of no fewer than 20 members chosen by the borough president. Members will represent community boards, recycling and carting industries, environmental organizations, property owners, labor, tenant groups and members of the public.
Each appointed term lasts two years and members are eligible for reappointment at the end of the term.
“We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring environmental justice for all Queens communities,” Richards said, “especially for our long-underserved neighborhoods and those areas most endangered by the perils of climate change.”