Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that the Town will host the final 2018 Homeowners Cleanup Program at its Solid Waste Disposal Complex on Sunday, October 21st, located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road in Old Bethpage. The cleanup will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will also serve as the final Paper Shredding day held in conjunction with the Homeowners Cleanup Program.
“The final Homeowners Cleanup Program date for this year is the perfect time for residents within the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal District who are looking to dispose of unwanted, non-hazardous debris cluttering up their homes to the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex,” Supervisor Saladino said. (The villages of Bayville, Brookville, Centre Island, Cove Neck, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Muttontown, Old Brookville, Oyster Bay Cove, Roslyn Harbor, Sea Cliff, Upper Brookville, Glenwood-Glen Head Garbage District and Old Westbury are not in the Town’s Solid Waste District).
“The last Homeowners Cleanup date for 2018 is a great chance for residents to prepare for autumn by collecting non-hazardous clutter from your home, garage, or storage shed and bringing it to be properly disposed of before the trash piles up!”
The Supervisor noted that proof of district residency must be shown at all Homeowners Cleanup program dates. No hazardous waste will be accepted, and bushes, tree limbs, fence posts and similar items will be accepted as is and need not be broken into smaller pieces. Used tires, large metal items, clean fill, clean broken concrete, and boats and boat trailers will also be accepted. The Homeowners and Shredding programs are for homeowners only. No businesses, no commercial vehicles, and NO vehicles with more than four wheels will be permitted to enter. Six wheel or larger vehicles are not permitted. Homeowners may also bring non-hazardous water based Latex paint and electronic waste to be recycled to the Homeowners Cleanup program.
In addition to the Homeowners Cleanup Program on Sunday, October 21st, paper shredding services will also be available at the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Old Bethpage. This gives residents the opportunity to bring any unwanted documents, such as old tax-returns, bills, bank statements, and other such documents, to be shredded on site in a safe and secure manner free of charge.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Town’s paper shredding program is a great, environmentally-friendly program that not only helps rid residents of unwanted documents, but also helps prevent the destruction of numerous trees by recycling and re-using the paper from these shredded documents.”
The Paper-Shredding Program is limited to three banker size boxes per resident and is open only to Town of Oyster Bay residents, not commercial businesses. Only one visit per day is allowed for the paper shredding program.
For more information on this program, residents can visit the Town of Oyster Bay’s website at www.oysterbaytown.com or call the Department of Environmental Resources at (516) 677-5943.