North Hempstead’s Operation Clean Sweep and Earth Day a Success!
Town Removes Over 1,900 Tons of Garbage and Dirt
Immediate Release | Contact: David Chauvin (516) 869-7794|April 29th, 2005
Manhasset, NY –Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the Town Board announced today that with the completion of Operation Clean Sweep, the Town has removed more than 1,900 tons of dirt and debris throughout North Hempstead. Operation Clean Sweep, a two-week program which began on April 11th, saw the deployment of more than a dozen street sweepers and cleaning crews on Town roads. In addition, the Town’s month-long Earth Day program sponsored and coordinated more than 30 community clean-ups as well as dozens of educational programs for school children.
“I want to thank our community volunteers and Town employees for a job well done,” said Supervisor Kaiman. “This past month has demonstrated how much progress can be made when local government and community groups work together.”
"Earth Day 2005 was a terrific success because of the hard work and commitment of all involved. The participation of the community ensures that we can continue to enjoy the suburban quality of life we are accustom to," added Councilman Ferrara.
Over the course of the two-week program, highway department employees and community volunteers removed approximately 1,923 tons of garbage and dirt throughout the Town. This includes: 1436 tons from street sweeping, 65 tons of cement and construction debris, 154 tons of commercial garbage and 268 tons of yard waste.