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Town of North Hempstead Announces 2011 S.T.O.P. Program for Summer Season


For Immediate Release                                                                              Media Contacts: Collin Nash, Sid Nathan, and Jason Elan
May 26, 2011                                                                                                                                                                      (516) 869-7794

Town of North Hempstead Announces 2011 S.T.O.P. Program for Summer Season
Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Event to Take Place on June 11

North Hempstead, NY Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announced that the Solid Waste Management Authority is scheduled to host the S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

The event offers residents of the town the opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally-friendly manner.

The event, which will be held at 802 West Shore Road in Port Washington, will take place from 9:30AM – 3:00PM, giving residents the opportunity to drop off their unwanted items.

“I encourage all residents to take this opportunity to recognize those household hazards and other pollutants can be safety disposed of,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman.

This program is one facet of the Kaiman administration’s ongoing effort to protect and improve our environment in the town. Many people do not realize that ordinary household products, such as aerosols and cleaners, can be corrosive, explosive or even toxic if mixed indiscriminately with regular household garbage.

Items that can be disposed of at the event include, but are not limited to, electronic waste, household batteries, compact fluorescent bulbs, air conditioning refrigerants, anti-freeze, paints and even weed killers.

Explosives, fireworks, ammunition, radioactive materials, and commercial or industrial wastes are not accepted.

In addition to many of these options, residents can also dispose of unwanted and expired pharmaceuticals on June 11 as long as all medications are kept in their original containers. These include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, pet meds, vitamins and supplements, inhalers, and medicated ointments.

For more information about the Town of North Hempstead S.T.O.P. program, please call 311 or visit us online at www.northhempsteadny.gov.


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