Immediate Release Contact: David A. Chauvin
March 2, 2004 (516) 410-8832
North Hempstead Announces
2004 S.T.O.P. Program
Manhasset, N.Y. – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Tom Dwyer announced the 2004 S.T.O.P. program schedule today. The program, Stop Throwing Out Pollutants, offers residents the opportunity to dispose of their hazardous household waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
"Over the last few years, more than 6,000 households have participated in this important program," said Supervisor Kaiman. "As a result we have kept the equivalent of twelve hundred 55 gallon drums of hazardous material from polluting our groundwater, our air, and most importantly our children."
Town residents can drop off material from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
· Saturday, April 24, 2004: Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park
· Saturday, May 22, 2004: Solid Waste Management Authority, 802 West Shore Road, Port Washington
· Saturday, September 11, 2004: Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave, New Hyde Park
· Sunday, October 17, 2004: Solid Waste Management Authority, 802 West Shore Road, Port Washington
Products and materials accepted by S.T.O.P. include: aerosol cans, batteries, drain cleaners, fertilizers, motor oil, oven cleaners, pesticides/herbicides, photo chemicals, anti-freeze, chemistry kits, deodorizers, furniture polish, mercury products, non-latex paints, paint thinners, and upholstery cleaners.
"Many people do not realize that many common household products such as paints and cleaners can be corrosive, explosive, and toxic if mixed indiscriminately with regular household garbage," added Councilman Dwyer.
Anyone with questions regarding the program can call the S.T.O.P. hotline at (516) 767-4600.