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Supervisor Kaiman Reminds Residents Only One Remaining S.T.O.P Program In 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT: Justin Meyers
September 07, 2007                                                                           (516) 869-7794


(Manhasset NY) – North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman today reminded North Hempstead residents that the Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program has only one remaining collection date in 2007:

  • Sunday, November 4th at the Solid Waste Management Authority, 802 West Shore Road in Port Washington (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)

“This program allows residents the opportunity to dispose of hazardous household waste in an environmentally friendly manner,” Kaiman said. “I encourage everyone to avail themselves of this Town service on one or both of these remaining collection dates.”

Common hazardous wastes accepted at the above two locations on the specified dates include aerosol cans; ammonia; antifreeze; asbestos (double bagged), bleach; bug and rodent killers; car batteries, cell phones, chemistry sets; degreasers; disinfectants; drain cleaners; fertilizers with herbicides; flammable liquids; fluorescent lamps and ballasts; household batteries; kerosene; lacquer; oil-based paint (latex and water based paints, once dried out, should be placed in a trash bag and thrown out with your regular household garbage, and will NOT be accepted at a S.T.O.P. collection site); many medicines; mercury products, oven cleaners; paint stripper; paint thinner and brush cleaner; photography chemicals; polishes, solvents; spot removers; swimming pool chemicals; telephone books; tires; varnish; waste oil and weed killers.

S.T.O.P. sites WILL NOT accept ammunition; biohazard/medical wastes; explosives; fireworks; latex or water-based paints; propane tanks; radioactive materials or unlabeled or unidentified materials.

Kaiman also reminds North Hempstead residents that they can dispose of E-waste such as cellular telephones, pagers, computer CPUs, monitors, televisions, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, printers, handheld electronic toys, facsimile machines, cordless telephones, personal (NOT commercial) copy machines; laptops, PDAs, scanners, calculators, answering machines, electric typewriters, cables and other peripherals and radios every Sunday at the resident drop off facility, 999 West Shore Road in Port Washington, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

For more information on the S.T.O.P. Program please call 311.


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