Oyster Bay Supervisor Town Councilman Tom Hand reminds residents that provisions have been put in place to protect everyone’s safety during the Town’s S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program, where homeowners can dispose of hazardous household and electronic wastes.
“To protect the environment and ensure the proper disposals of household and electronic wastes, the Town of Oyster Bay offers important collection drives throughout the year,” said Councilman Hand. “With many residents uncluttering junk from their homes in recent months, our S.T.O.P. Collection program has proven to be very popular, and we want to ensure everyone’s safety as they drop off their household waste. To protect yourself and our employees, please remember to remain in your vehicle and wear a face covering when delivering waste to the Solid Waste Complex.”
All visitors must remain in their vehicles at all times; they must wear a facemask at all times when interacting with Town staff; and all household waste to be disposed must be placed in the rear/trunk of vehicles. A program worker will assist with removing all materials from the back of the vehicle.
“The Town’s S.T.O.P. program provides a great opportunity for our residents to safely dispose of items such as paint, old batteries, various oils and fluids, and other items that should not be thrown into the regular waste stream,” added Councilman Tom Hand.
Residents can view a full list of items accepted at the program on the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com. The S.T.O.P. Collection Program is offered at the Town Solid Waste Disposal Complex, located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upcoming S.T.O.P. Collection dates include: August 8th, September 26th and October 25th.