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.
Supervisor Anthony J. Santino has the answer to neighbor’s e-cycling and document-shredding needs. By participating in Hempstead Town’s E-Cycle program on Saturday, March 12th from 8AM to 2PM at Town Parking Field L2 (Division Avenue, off Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown), you can do your part for the environment while removing clutter from your home.
“Technology is rapidly changing by the minute, which makes more electronics unusable and undesired,” Santino 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, the town’s E-Cycle event also offers neighbors the opportunity to bring old paper records for shredding while they 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.
“The town’s e-cycle program is extremely successful, generating over 1,000 participants at each event,” observed Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes.
“I encourage neighbors to participate in our town’s E-Cycle events to safely dispose of electronic and pharmaceuticals items and shred documents all in one convenient location,” Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito said.
What’s more, Hempstead Town is collaborating with Covanta Energy to offer free pharmaceutical disposal. Residents can safely dispose of unused and expired medications, whether they were prescribed by a medical professional or purchased over-the counter.The event on Saturday, March 12th in Levittown is open to Hempstead Town residents only. No businesses or commercial vehicles are permitted. Documents for shredding should be brought in cardboard boxes or paper bags. 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 12th in Levittown,” Santino said. “Safely remove your e-waste, while helping to save our planet at the same time.”
2016 E-Cycle Schedule (8AM to 2PM)
Saturday, March 12: Town Parking Field L2 (Division Avenue off Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown)
Saturday, April 30: Town Park Point Lookout Parking Field (Lido Blvd., Point Lookout)
Sunday, July 31: Town Parking Field L2, (Division Avenue, off Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown)
Sunday, October 23: Town Park Point Lookout Parking Field (Lido Blvd, Point Lookout)