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(Stop Throwing Out Pollutants)
North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot
Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9
9 a.m. to 3 p.m
Westbury High School
North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot
Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program offers residents of North Hempstead the opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly manner. Many people do not realize that ordinary household products, such as aerosols and cleaners, can be corrosive, explosive, or toxic if mixed indiscriminately with regular household garbage. Please take an extra moment to check labels for warnings, and please take advantage of the S.T.O.P. dates to ensure safe disposal.
Explosives, fireworks, ammunition, radioactive materials, and commercial or industrial wastes are not accepted. This program is only open to Town Of North Hempstead residents and the Town will only accept residential waste. No waste will be accepted from any resident’s business or home office
What Pollutants Are Accepted:
• Electronic Waste (Click here to see a list of accepted e-waste –LINK: http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/filestorage/16281/18674/18889/2016_1130_Ewasteflyer_Final_(2).pdf)
• ONLY rechargeable, lithium, button and car batteries
• Compact fluorescent bulbs
• Air conditioning refrigerants
• Ammonia and solid bowl cleaner
• Bug and rodent killers including 2, 4-D (Especially pesticides which have been banned or restricted for use)
• Bleach and disinfectants
• Chemistry kits
• Drain cleaners and degreasers
• Fertilizers and herbicides
• Mercury products
• Non-latex paints
• Paint thinners and brush cleaner
• Photography chemicals
• Some polishes and wood preservers
• Swimming pool chemicals
• Spot removers and other solvents
• Unused oven cleaners
• Unused flammable liquids (fire starter)
The Town of North Hempstead will NO LONGER be collecting pharmaceuticals at S.T.O.P. dates. To dispose of pharmaceuticals, please bring them to your local police precinct.
Important information about the disposal paint
Many Town of North Hempstead residents are under the impression that water-based paints and latex paints are considered hazardous and must be disposed of at a S.T.O.P. Collection Day. This is INCORRECT. Latex and water-based paints, once dried out (usually 24-36 hours after the lid is removed) can be placed in a trash bag and thrown out with your regular household garbage. Latex and water-based paints will not be accepted at a S.T.O.P. Collection site.
OIL BASED PAINTS, on the other hand, are considered hazardous, and will be accepted at any S.T.O.P. Collection Day program.
Town of North Hempstead residents with residential shredding only. No shredding will be accepted from any resident’s business or home office Limit of 6 boxes or bags per car per event due to time and capacity constraints.
Protecting your information is serious business and the improper disposal of documents can lead to disaster. The dangers of personal identity theft are real and the results can be devastating.
The Town of North Hempstead is proud to make available to all town residents at our S.T.O.P. events the safe destruction of record shredding while you wait and watch at no additional cost.. Your documents are shredded and put into containers and sent directly to pulping mills across the country. The paper is then recycled and made into an assortment of commercial products.
Residents are invited to bring any paper documents, CD’s, DVD’s, Disks, X-rays, Coupons to all S.T.O.P. events from 9:30 a.m – 3 p.m.
17 trees are saved for every 2000 pounds of paper that the Town recycles!
Clothing and Gently-Used Household Items
The Town of North Hempstead is proud to make available to all Town residents at our S.T.O.P events the service of donating clothing and gently-used household items that will be given to charity.
For more information, please call 311 if within the Town or (516) 869-6311 if outside the Town.