For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Collin Nash and Sid Nathan
Town of North Hempstead Conducts Free Electronic Waste Collection at a Number of Local School-Based Locations
January 5, 2012 (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY — To help advance environmental consciousness in the schools and the community, Supervisor Jon Kaiman is once again taking North Hempstead’s electronic waste disposal program on the road, making free-of-charge collections at a number local schools this month and next.
The proper disposal of electronic waste is crucial in protecting the environment because electronics such as DVD players, cell phones, TV’s and computers contain lead, mercury or arsenic, which seeps into the ground water when buried. Also, diverting hazardous materials from the municipal waste stream helps save taxpayer dollars by reducing the amount of trash that has to be collected.
By partnering with each school district and making it more convenient for residents to properly dispose of their old electronics, the Town is helping residents comply with the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which became effective Jan. 1. The new law requires residents to bring old electronics to a designated drop-off location or return the items to the manufacturer for safe disposal. E-waste will not be accepted curbside.
The Town urges all residents to take advantage of this convenient opportunity. E-waste recycling is available every Sunday at 999 West Shore Road, Roslyn, NY from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm and at the Town of North Hempstead Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) 802 West Shore Rd, Port Washington, Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, excluding Holidays.
*Following are the School Recycling Partnership Program January Event Locations. They open from 8:00am – 2:00pm:
January 23rd & 24th
Herricks Community Center
999 Herricks Road New Hyde Park
January 24th & 25th
New Hyde Park
New Hyde Park Road School
300 New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park
Jan 25th & 26th
Parkwood Pool Parking Lot
65 Arrandale Ave., Great Neck
January 26th & 27th
Sousa Elementary School
101 Sands Point Road, Port Washington
January 30th & 31st (*Manhasset event is from 8:30am-2:00pm*)
Manhasset Middle/High School
200 Memorial Place, Manhasset
February 1st & 2nd
The Rushmore School
251 Rushmore Ave, Carle Place
February 2nd & 3rd
The Wheatley School
11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury