FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2013
North Hempstead Expands Award-Winning Recycling Program
MEDIA CONTACTS: Collin Nash, Ryan Mulholland, & Sam Marksheid | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY –Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board are proud to announce that effective immediately, the Town will be expanding their already successful Recycling Program.
Citing the numerous benefits to the local environment as well as the economy, the Town of North Hempstead is now accepting Plastics numbers 4, 5 and 6, in addition to the previously accepted plastics numbers 1 and 2. These numbers can be found on the bottom of most plastic bottles and containers inside the “recycle triangle”. These plastics include thoroughly rinsed bottles, food containers, detergent bottles, personal care bottles and cleaning supply bottles.
“For us, reduce, reuse and recycle is more than just a catchy phrase, it’s an ongoing pursuit.” said Supervisor Kaiman. “With the variety of new programs and partnerships we have with nine school districts and over 40,000 students, we are helping keep North Hempstead and the planet Earth Green.”
In addition to accepting a wider variety of plastics, the Town will continue to receive metal, glass, paper, and cardboard. Metals and glasses that are accepted include cans, clean aluminum foil and tins, bottles and jars. Paper and cardboard items that are taken in are newspapers, magazines, phone books, loose paper, folders, corrugated cardboard, clean pizza boxes, food boxes and mail. Residents are urged to throughly rinse plastic, metal and glass containers before recycling.
The collection schedules vary among communities in accordance with individual garbage districts. Some garbage districts supply their residents with the appropriate recycling can, but others may not. It is important to know your garbage district and carter when trying to obtain information. To download a copy of North Hempstead's Guide to Recycling, visit www.NorthHempsteadNY.gov/Recycle and click the link at the top of the page.
The Town also announced that the next S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) event, which offers residents the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous household waste, will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 9:30am to 3:00pm at Tully Park in New Hyde Park.
In addition, the Town accepts and properly disposes of appliances, electronic waste, CFL light bulbs, and lithium, rechargeable and button batteries, 6 days per week throughout the Town.
For more information on any of these recycling efforts, please call 311. Be sure to stay connected with the Town on Facebook at www.facebook.com/townofnorthhempstead.