Pictured above: Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino (center) and Town Councilman Tom Hand (right) meet with local Plainview resident Daniel Alter (left) as they remind residents to turn their trash into cash this holiday season through the Town’s single stream recycling initiative.
Oyster Bay, NY – Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Thomas P. Hand remind residents in the Town of Oyster Bay’s sanitation districts that, with Hanukah ending and Christmas just days away, there is a significant opportunity to ‘turn trash into cash’ as single stream recycling is in full force in the Town of Oyster Bay.
“The single stream recycling program, which has been underway for a few weeks in our Town, includes the recycling of cardboard right at your curbside,” Supervisor Saladino said. “This holiday season, help the Town turn trash into cash by making sure you put out all recyclable materials on your regular recycling collection day.”
The single stream recycling program, which kicked off in late October, is estimated to generate up to $2 million for taxpayers over the next five years. Through single stream, residents whose recyclables are collected by the Town can put out all recyclable materials, including all types of cardboard, plastics, glass containers, paper including junk mail, etc. in one container.
In addition to the great financial benefit, this program has a significant environmental benefit as well. Not only will single stream recycling result in significant savings, this new initiative will also result in a decrease in solid waste for the Town, which could generate even greater savings.
“This holiday season, as you’re unwrapping and unpacking boxes and containers, remember that many, if not all of those items can be put out with your recyclables, which will directly translate to taxpayer savings,” Councilman Hand said. “This new single stream recycling program is another example of the great ways our administration has been looking to save taxpayer’s money while enhancing services!”
For more information about single stream recycling, please call (516) 677-5745.
About Single-Stream Recycling:
Single-stream recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminium, and junk mail are placed together in a bin for recycling by residents. These recyclables are collected in bulk by a single truck and taken to a Materials Recovery Facility to be sorted into various commodity streams for sale to markets, where it is processed into feedstock which can be used in the manufacture of new products.