In an effort to assist residents with post-storm cleanup efforts, the Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has set up a location for residents to bring their household hazardous waste materials, according to Town Supervisor John Venditto. Now through Friday, November 30th, residents can visit the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex, Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road in Old Bethpage, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous pollutants.
“The significant cleanup process following Hurricane Sandy has the potential to be hazardous to our environment,” Supervisor Venditto said. “With many residents cleaning up or, in some cases, cleaning out their homes, there may be a large amount of household hazardous waste that many residents may not be aware how to dispose of properly and safely.”
Items which can be brought to the drop-off site include those permitted at a typical Town S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Day, such as solvents, drain and oven cleaners, spot removers, small aerosol cans, rechargeable and button batteries, compact fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, and outdoor gas grill propane tanks.
For additional information, contact the Town Department of Environmental Resources at 677-5943, or visit the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.