Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Vicki Walsh announced the Town’s S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) and Homeowners Cleanup Days for the month of June. Residents can drop off materials at the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex, located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road in Old Bethpage.
On Saturday, June 5th, residents can take part in the S.T.O.P. program, where they can bring various hazardous materials to the complex between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“Improperly disposing of products such as waste oil, oven cleaner or paint thinner could contaminate your water supply,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Anything poured on the ground or put into cesspools, storm drains, or recharge systems can work its way down to the aquifer or our waterways.”
On Saturday, June 12th, the Town will host a Homeowners Cleanup Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., where residents can bring non-hazardous waste cluttering up their homes.
“Many of our residents are getting their yards readied for summer and may have large amounts of non-hazardous debris to dispose,” said Councilwoman Walsh. “Residents can bring items such as used tires, fence posts, clean broken concrete or yard waste to our Homeowners Cleanup.”
The Town will also offer paper shredding services during the Homeowners Cleanup day, which gives residents the opportunity to bring unwanted documents to be shredded on-site in a safe and secure manner, free of charge. Residents only, no businesses, can bring up to four bankers’ boxes of paper to the shredding program, on Saturday, June 12th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Town’s S.T.O.P. and Homeowners programs are open to residents within the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal District. Proof of residency is required. For more information, including a full list of what is accepted at these programs, visit www.oysterbaytown.com/cleanup or call (516) 677-5943.