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TOBAY Notebook: Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Dates Set

The first of eight collections is scheduled for April 2.

 The first of eight 2011 household hazardous waste disposal programs and electronic waste collection days for Oyster Bay town residents is scheduled for Saturday, April 2.

The collection is open only to Town of Oyster Bay residents, is scheduled for the Carman Mill Road Yard, Massapequa, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents who want further information can call 677-5943.

The Town offers a brochure about the S.T.O.P. and Electronic Waste Collection programs, including a list of what can be disposed of through and the schedule of collection days and locations for 2011. It's available by calling or writing the Town of Oyster Bay Public Information Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771 (624-6380). A copy can also be downloaded from the Town’s Web site, www.oysterbaytown.com.

“The S.T.O.P. program, which provides residents with an environmentally safe means for disposal of household hazardous waste, is now in its 26th year,” said Councilman Joe Muscarella. “This is the eighth year for the Electronic Waste Collection program.”

Additional S.T.O.P./Electronic Waste Collection dates for 2011 are:

  • Sunday, May 15, Town of Oyster Bay Department of Public Works Garage, 150 Miller Place, Syosset;
  • Saturday, June 4, Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa;
  • Saturday, July 9, Sea Cliff Village Department of Public Works, Altamont Avenue;
  • Saturday, Aug. 6, Hicksville Fire Department, West John Street;
  • Saturday, Sept. 10, Solid Waste Disposal Complex, Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage;
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa;
  • Sunday, Nov. 6, Town of Oyster Bay Department of Public Works Garage, 150 Miller Place, Syosset. 

Public hearing slated on Fire Department's property

The town will hold a public hearing March 22 concerning the financing the acquisition of property by the Oyster Bay Fire Department, Inc.

will be discussed at a Tuesday, March 22, public hearing by the Oyster Bay Town Board, according to Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano.

Oyster Bay Fire Company No. 1, wants to acquire a 7,500 square-foot parcel located at 206 South St., immediately adjacent to the department’s firehouse at 188 South St.. The company would use the space for administrative offices, storage of fire equipment and parking for firefighters, said Councilman Chris J. Coschignano.

The department has asked the Town Board to authorize the issue of $600,000 in tax exempt obligations to provide funds for the project.

The meeting will be held in the hearing room of Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay at 10 a.m.

Town is named a "Tree City" again.

For the 23rd consecutive year, the Town of Oyster Bay has been named a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

“The ‘Tree City USA’ designation is given each year by the National Arbor Day Foundation to communities which have developed and implemented comprehensive tree planting and preservation programs,” said Supervisor John Venditto. “This national recognition is very gratifying to the Town Board because we have made the care of our community tree resources a top priority.”

The program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

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