Written by Supervisor Jon Kaiman Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. This is a time that should be spent with friends and loved ones.
I am looking forward to the many important tasks that lay ahead, in particular my effort to preserve and protect our environment.
We have made it our mission to encourage residents to continue to reduce, reuse and recycle products they normally would toss out as garbage. We urge residents to take advantage of our recycling program with our efforts to recycle used Christmas trees and unwanted electronics. Our Tree Cycling program continues to operate as we work to turn old trees into mulch for use in gardening and landscaping.
Finally, our award-winning School Recycling Partnership Program has grown and will continue to expand throughout the town. Our e-waste initiative has been made possible through a partnership with our school districts that seeks to recycle everything from unwanted gadgets and holiday lights, which works to keep hazardous materials out of our landfills and drinking water.
For more information on our “Tree-Cycling” or e-waste collection programs, please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov for more information.