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Go Green North Hempstead TV Helps Residents Tackle Waste
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board recently premiered the second episode of the Go Green North Hempstead TV series entitled, “Know What To Throw,” a step-by-step guide to tackling household waste. This episode introduces a new friend and waste advocate of North Hempstead, Harbor the Heron (Harbor) whose personal story promises to engage residents. Harbor is on a mission to show residents how to properly dispose of food, yard waste, glass, metals, paper, cardboard, plastics, oversized items, electronics, hazardous waste, pharmaceuticals and more.
“I love “Know What To Throw” because sometimes merely telling people to recycle is not enough. Our new friend Harbor shows us how to properly handle waste so we can make the North Hempstead community cleaner and greener,” stated Supervisor Jennifer DeSena.
Council Member Dalimonte added, "My goal is to have Harbor jump off the screen and into the hearts of residents at Town Hall, STOP events, and school classrooms. Harbor can help us overcome any confusion about the garbage and recycling process.”
To compliment this episode, the Town created a Know What To Throw web page with an FAQ and helpful links that cover everything from where the Town’s recycling is processed to what to do with items such as bottle caps, broken glass and food scraps.
Residents can tune into channel 18 or 65 on Cablevision or 46 on Verizon. It is also accessible through MyNHTV.com.
Know What to Throw is part of the Go Green North Hempstead TV series designed to help residents take actionable steps to live a more sustainable life. Each topic is broken down into easy steps so residents can have fun while doing something great for the planet. Episode themes align with priorities identified in the Town’s climate change survey.
For more information go to North HempsteadNY.gov/ClimateAction.