While many neighbors take on the onerous task of winter and spring cleanups at their homes, offices and storage spaces, they are often left with old and obsolete electronics. Also, paperwork tends to pile up for those looking to safely shred confidential and sensitive materials.
Well, Supervisor Kate Murray has the answer to those predicaments: by participating in Hempstead Town’s E-Cycle program on Saturday, March 14th from 8AM to 2PM at Town Parking Field L2 (Division Avenue, off Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown).
“Technology is rapidly changing by the minute, which makes more electronics unusable and undesired,” Murray said. “Our E-Cycle program offers residents a convenient venue to remove old electronics in an environmentally sound way.”
According to a New York State law that went into effect on January 1, 2015, electronic waste cannot be disposed with everyday trash. Hempstead Town’s E-Cycle program offers residents an opportunity to safely dispose of all of their old electronics at once. What’s more, E-Cycle also offers neighbors the opportunity to bring old paper records for shredding as you wait and watch.
Residents can dispose of an array of electronic items, including: computers, computer components, monitors, televisions, printers, VCRs, DVD players, portable digital music players, cable or satellite receivers, electronic or video game consoles, fax machines, document scanners.
In addition, in partnership with Covanta, residents can safely dispose of unused and expired medications, whether they were prescribed by a medical professional, purchased over-the counter or any other medicinal product.
The event on Saturday, March 14th in Levittown is open to Hempstead Town residents only. No businesses or commercial vehicles are permitted. For more information about E-Cycle, contact Hempstead Town’s Department of Sanitation at (516) 378-4210, or visit www.toh.li.
“If you have any old computers, printers or televisions to dispose of, I encourage you to attend our upcoming E-Cycle program on March 14th in Levittown,” Murray said. “Safely remove your E-Waste at one location, while helping to save our planet at the same time.”