FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2012
TONH Announces Earth Day E-Waste Event in East Williston!
MEDIA CONTACTS: Collin Nash & Sid Nathan | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY– In the spirit of Earth Day, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilman Tom Dwyer and the Town Board announced a special North Hempstead E-Waste collection event, providing residents with another opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of unwanted and outdated electronics. E-Waste is of concern due to the toxicity of some components and the potential release into our environment if disposed of improperly.
Beginning on January 1, 2012, a new state law went into effect requiring the proper disposal of E-Waste. In order to comply with the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, all residents are now required to bring discarded electronic devised to a designated drop-off location or return them to the manufacturer for safe disposal. E-Waste is no longer accepted at regular curbside garbage pickup.
In partnership with the East Williston School District, and as part of Wheatley High School’s annual Earth Day Fair, the collection event will take place Wednesday April 4, from 8:30am to 2:30 pm at Wheatley High School, 11 Bacon Road, in Old Westbury. The following qualify as E-Waste:
Computers and computer components
Small electronic equipment
Televisions – cathode ray tubes (CRTs)
Digital converter boxes
Cable or satellite receivers
Portable digital music players
VCRs and DVD players
Video game consoles
We urge all residents to take advantage of this convenient opportunity to clean out your homes and dispose of these items responsibly. If you are unable to attend this event, you may bring your E-Waste to the following drop-off locations:
Town of North Hempstead Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA)
802 West Shore Road, Port Washington
Monday through Friday — 8am to 4pm (excluding holidays)
Town of North Hempstead Resident Drop-off Center
999 West Shore Road, Roslyn
Sundays only — 7:30am to 3:30pm (excluding holidays)
“With each recycling opportunity we offer we come closer to our goal to change the nature of garbage,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “We want people to reduce, reuse and recycle everything possible.”
For more information on the East Williston E-Waste program, please call 311.