Immediate Release Contact: Justin Meyers
December 12, 2006 (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead Re-Opens Resident Drop Off With Expanded Services
E-waste Disposal Now Available on Weekends
Port Washington, NY – The Town of North Hempstead announced today the resident drop-off facility in Port Washington, which has been closed for the last two weeks for re-evaluation and implementation of new procedures, will re-open December 17th, and provide new services such as E-waste disposal for residents.
“It is important that the town utilize appropriate accounting and monitoring procedures so that services meant for town residents are used only by town residents,” said Supervisor Kaiman. With this greater involvement by the town, comes the ability to offer more services such as weekly e-waste drop-off which is becoming very popular among town residents.”
E-waste is any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance, including cell phones, computers, printers, and televisions. E-waste is a growing concern due to the fact that many old electronics are considered toxic and not biodegradable. The Town has been working on many different environmental projects concerning e-waste. Allowing residents to drop their items off weekly opposed to only the four times a year the previous project allowed, is the latest step towards fixing the ever growing problem of e-waste.
Beginning Sunday, December 17, resident drop-off operations will continue. Hours will be limited to Sundays with a new rate schedule to be made public on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. The facility will not be open on Holidays. Please call 311 for any questions concerning the program.