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Tuesday
Apr232019

Smithtown's Hazardous Waste Day Huge Success

 

Smithtown, NY: Town of Smithtown Department of Environment and Waterways held its biggest bi-annual hazardous household waste event last Saturday, April 13th, 2019. Approximately 606 Smithtown households participated in the event, safely disposing toxic items not permitted in regular curbside waste pickups. The biggest turnout yet resulted in over 20 tons of hazardous materials collected.

 

“Residents are beginning to be more proactive in safely removing old toxic products from their homes while at the same time, paying more attention to labels, avoiding the environmentally dangerous or toxic products at the store. This event is a great reminder to residents to be cognizant of our environment… the turnout and sheer weight of this collection is proof positive that our team of Environmental experts are doing a great job at keeping residents informed.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim

This event saw a 7% increase in participants from the last hazardous materials collection event held in October 2018. Hazardous materials were collected and manifested for disposal by Care Environmental Corp. The New York State DEC is expected to reimburse the Town for 50% of the contractor expense for this event.

The most common hazardous materials collected at the event for disposal were oil based & flammable paints, gasoline, paint thinners, gases, petroleum distillates, flammable solids, oxidizers liquids and solids, sodium/potassium nitrates, acids, corrosives, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, misc. toxic liquids (i.e. Chlordane, etc.) and solids, lacquers, lithium batteries, battery acids and various other toxic compounds.

DID YOU KNOW…

Residents can also dispose of Electronic waste, free of charge, at the Town Recycling Center (also located at 85 Old Northport Road). Electronic Waste such as computers, printers, TV’s, monitors, automotive and household batteries can be dropped off during regular hours for proper recycling.

This is a free service. Proof of residency is required. The Town of Smithtown Municipal Services Facility, is located at 85 Old Northport Road in Kings Park,NY.

Mulch is now available FREE OF CHARGE to residents. Smithtown residents can line up for Pre-packaged bags of mulch with a maximum of ten (10) bags per visit. We offer free loading of loose mulch into your pick-up or dump truck. (Cover required)

 

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