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North Hempstead Supervisor to Residents: Recycle Your Christmas Trees and Electronics This Holiday Season


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                     Contact: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan
December 15, 2010                                                                                                                                                                        (516) 869 7794

North Hempstead Supervisor to Residents: Recycle Your Christmas Trees and Electronics This Holiday Season

North Hempstead, NYThe number one item on the Supervisor’s and Town Board’s wish list this holiday season is for everyone to have a safe and joyous celebration. At the same time, the Supervisor and his administration hold high hopes for another wish topping his holiday list: that residents continue to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board urged residents to recycle used Christmas trees and unwanted electronics.

“Tree Cycling benefits the environment and the community,” Supervisor Kaiman said, noting that old trees are turned into mulch for use in gardening and landscaping. “And recycling your electronic waste is a win, win undertaking,” he said, “freeing up valuable space while keeping damaging materials like lead, mercury and arsenic out of landfills, thus keeping toxins out of our drinking water.”

Town officials also recommend that residents become an environmental Scrooge this holiday season by switching to energy-saving Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights, which ultimately lowers electric bills.

Residents can dump energy-gulping Christmas lights every Sunday from 9:30am to 3:30pm until the end of January at 999 West Shore Road in Roslyn, North Hempstead’s residential drop-off site.

For more information on “Tree-Cycling”, call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.

Arguably, electronics rank among the most popular gift atop many people’s holiday wish list, adult and children alike. With that in mind, Supervisor Kaiman reminds those fortunate enough to snag that electronic gizmo they’ve been eyeing for months to recycle their unwanted electronic gadgets, whether it’s outdated or just simply seen better days.

Part of the groundbreaking, award-winning School Recycling Partnership Program, this e-waste initiative is made possible through a partnership with the schools to establish it in each district.

Following are the e-waste collection dates, and drop-off locations.  Find the nearest location near you!

Great Neck Public Schools                

Great Neck North Middle School (Parkville Parking Lot)                        

Wednesday Jan 19 & Thursday 20

Herricks Union Free School District                    

Herricks Community Center 999 Herricks Road            

Tuesday Jan 25 & Wednesday 26

Manhasset Public Schools                 

Manhasset Middle/High School

200 Memorial Place

Thursday Jan 13 & Friday 14

Port Washington Union Free School District

Sousa Elementary School

101 Sands Point Road                   

Monday Jan 24 & Tuesday Jan 25

Carle Place Union Free School District

Rushmore Ave. School

251 Rushmore Ave    

Thursday Jan 27 & Friday 28

New Hyde Park/GCP Union Free School District

New Hyde Park Road School

300 New Hyde Park Road

Wednesday Jan 26 & Thursday Jan 27

East Williston Union Free School District

The Wheatley School

11 Bacon Road 

Thursday Jan 20 & Friday Jan 21

Hours are from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

E-waste disposal is available to residents every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the drop-off facility located at 999 West Shore Rd, Roslyn. 

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