Continuing the Town’s efforts in environmental protection through responsible recycling, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced a new pilot program through which residents can dispose of glass products. The pilot program, first of its kind in Nassau County, is being launched to address the recent fall of the international glass recycling market.
“Over the past several months, local governments throughout the United States have been forced to alter their recycling operations due to restrictions in the international market for recycled commodities, and with this change came the inability to collect glass materials,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Since the change, our Town has been working diligently to find alternatives so that glass can once again be recycled, as we share our residents’ concern about a need for glass recycling. As such, I am proud to today announce a 90 day pilot program, through which our residents can dispose of clean glass recyclables at five different Town locations. This glass will be recycled in a variety of ways, including to make new glass products, and also to crush it down to a fine powder for use as sand.”
The Town will enter the pilot program, which will be free of charge to our residents, where clean, glass recyclables can be brought to igloo deposit sites. All glass should be rinsed, with any labels removed, and no lids or caps should be placed into these igloos. The igloos are set up conveniently throughout the Town, including both on the north and south shore. Locations are as follows:
o TOB Department of Public Works, 150 Miller Place in Syosset
o Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road in Massapequa
o TOB Solid Waste Disposal Complex, 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd in Old Bethpage;
o Theodore Roosevelt Park, 25 West End Ave in Oyster Bay;
o John Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Road in Massapequa.
For additional information on the pilot program, as well as to review changes to the recycling program and proper products to recycle, please visit www.oysterbaytown.com/recycling.