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9/18/2013 - Town Unveils 'Art of Recycling' Bins in Great Neck and Carle Place

North Hempstead, NY In the continuing mission to keep North Hempstead green and encourage young residents to become stewards of the environment, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and North Hempstead’s chief sustainability officer, Frances Reid, last week launched an initiative aimed at installing recycling bins throughout the Town painted by student artists.The initiative, “The Art of Recycling,” kicked off September 18 with the installation of two painted recycled bins; one at the Great Neck Long Island Railroad Station and the other in Carle Place at the intersection of Cherry Lane and Westbury Avenue.  Supervisor Kaiman and Reid joined Town officials and administrators from Great Neck South High School and Carle Place High School at the installations. Acknowledging the efforts of the student artists, the art teachers involved and the school administrators who helped make the initiative possible, Supervisor Kaiman said: “We are sending a message that we care about our Town, our communities and our environment.” In addition to Supervisor Kaiman and Reid, Town officials attending the kick-off events included Town Councilwomen Lee Seeman and Viviana Russell, and Town Clerk Leslie Gross.