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Town Offers Residents Composting and “Recycle the Rain” Programs

March 20, 2014
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Town Offers Residents Composting and “Recycle the Rain” Programs

North Hempstead, NY – In keeping with Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth’s commitment to water conservation and preserving the quality of our drinking water, Supervisor Bosworth and the North Hempstead Town Board would like to encourage residents to participate in the “Recycle the Rain” and Composting Cooperative programs.

“Our wonderful environmental programs teach everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle what we already have. Through these initiatives, residents, including our youth, are able to learn first-hand about how their actions can have long-term environmental benefits,” said Supervisor Bosworth.

North Hempstead’s “Recycle the Rain” water conservation program allows residents to purchase 50-gallon rain barrels at a discounted rate of $50. The rain barrels can recycle as much as 1,800 gallons of storm water during in a single summer season. Close to 600 residents have already signed up.

While you’re recycling the rain for your garden, you can add some organic material to your soil using your own home composter. By taking part in the Town’s Composting Cooperative you can keep yard and kitchen waste out of our landfills and turn it into nutrient filled organic matter. Composters with a retail value of $150 are provided at a subsidized fee of $50.

Residents who are interested in participating in either program are given an instructional class held at Clark Botanic Garden, located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson. Classes are approximately a half hour each and are held back-to-back. Upcoming classes will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 11:00AM, Tuesday, May 13th at 10:00AM and Thursday, May 15th at 7:00PM. For more information, please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.

For more information on the S.T.O.P. program, please call 311 or e-mail recycle@northhempsteadny.gov.

Supervisor Bosworth invites residents to sign up for the “Recycle the Rain” program and Composting Cooperative.
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