FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2014
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Supervisor Bosworth Announces Summer Composting Cooperative and 'Recycle the Rain' Classes
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the return of the Composting Cooperative and the “Recycle the Rain” classes. The Town will be offering nine classes, each with a composting and rain barrel session, for the upcoming summer season.
“The Town of North Hempstead is committed to teaching our residents and providing them with educational tools and programs needed to helped preserve our environment for future generations,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “The Composting Cooperative and ‘Recycle the Rain’ programs are simple and easy ways to go green at home.”
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.
The Composting Cooperative program provides residents with an instructional class along with a composter at the reduced rate of $50. By using a composter, residents can create organic material for their soil by reusing kitchen waste that would ordinarily end up in landfills.
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, with the “Recycle the Rain” classes being held first followed by the Composting Cooperative program.
Upcoming classes will be held on:
Wednesday, June 11th at 11AM & 11:30AM
Thursday, June 12th at 7PM & 7:30PM
Saturday, June 28th at 10AM & 10:30AM
Wednesday, July 9th at 10AM & 10:30AM
Thursday, July 10th at 7PM and 7:30PM
Saturday, July 19th at 11AM and 11:30AM
Saturday, August 16th at 11AM & 11:30AM
Wednesday, August 20th at 10AM & 10:30AM
Thursday, August 21st at 7PM & 7:30PM
For more information, please call 311, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.
A rain barrel and composting class at Clark Garden.
Supervisor Bosworth invites residents to sign up for the “Recycle the Rain” program and Composting Cooperative.