For Immediate Release Contact: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan
December 15, 2010 (516) 869 7794
North Hempstead Supervisor to Residents: Recycle Your Christmas Trees and Electronics This Holiday Season
North Hempstead, NY—The number one item on the Supervisor’s and Town Board’s wish list this holiday season is for everyone to have a safe and joyous celebration. At the same time, the Supervisor and his administration hold high hopes for another wish topping his holiday list: that residents continue to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board urged residents to recycle used Christmas trees and unwanted electronics.
“Tree Cycling benefits the environment and the community,” Supervisor Kaiman said, noting that old trees are turned into mulch for use in gardening and landscaping. “And recycling your electronic waste is a win, win undertaking,” he said, “freeing up valuable space while keeping damaging materials like lead, mercury and arsenic out of landfills, thus keeping toxins out of our drinking water.”
Town officials also recommend that residents become an environmental Scrooge this holiday season by switching to energy-saving Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights, which ultimately lowers electric bills.
Residents can dump energy-gulping Christmas lights every Sunday from 9:30am to 3:30pm until the end of January at 999 West Shore Road in Roslyn, North Hempstead’s residential drop-off site.
For more information on “Tree-Cycling”, call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.
Arguably, electronics rank among the most popular gift atop many people’s holiday wish list, adult and children alike. With that in mind, Supervisor Kaiman reminds those fortunate enough to snag that electronic gizmo they’ve been eyeing for months to recycle their unwanted electronic gadgets, whether it’s outdated or just simply seen better days.
Part of the groundbreaking, award-winning School Recycling Partnership Program, this e-waste initiative is made possible through a partnership with the schools to establish it in each district.
Following are the e-waste collection dates, and drop-off locations. Find the nearest location near you!
Great Neck Public Schools
Great Neck North Middle School (Parkville Parking Lot)
Wednesday Jan 19 & Thursday 20
Herricks Union Free School District
Herricks Community Center 999 Herricks Road
Tuesday Jan 25 & Wednesday 26
Manhasset Public Schools
Manhasset Middle/High School
200 Memorial Place
Thursday Jan 13 & Friday 14
Port Washington Union Free School District
Sousa Elementary School
101 Sands Point Road
Monday Jan 24 & Tuesday Jan 25
Carle Place Union Free School District
Rushmore Ave. School
251 Rushmore Ave
Thursday Jan 27 & Friday 28
New Hyde Park/GCP Union Free School District
New Hyde Park Road School
300 New Hyde Park Road
Wednesday Jan 26 & Thursday Jan 27
East Williston Union Free School District
The Wheatley School
11 Bacon Road
Thursday Jan 20 & Friday Jan 21
Hours are from 8:00am – 2:00pm.
E-waste disposal is available to residents every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the drop-off facility located at 999 West Shore Rd, Roslyn.