The last enhanced STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program of the year will take place on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot, located at 175 W. Shore Rd. in Port Washington.
Residents are urged to clean out their garages, basements, attics and medicine chests and return items such as aerosols, household chemicals, pesticides, disinfectants, fertilizers, oil-based paints, pharmaceuticals, bulbs, thermostats, rechargeable and lithium batteries, TVs and computers.
During the event, residents can also safely shred and dispose of up to six Bankers Box-size boxes of personal documents and credit cards free of charge, minimizing the opportunity for identity theft while making a valuable contribution to the protection of the environment. Commercial business documents, including home offices, will not be accepted. Once the documents are shredded, they will be placed into containers and sent directly to pulping mills. Every 2,000 pounds of paper the town recycles equates to 17 trees saved.
Big Brothers Big Sisters will have a truck at the STOP event and will be accepting gently used clothes, stuffed animals, electronics, toys, sporting equipment, shoes, books, small area rugs, bikes, scooters, luggage, picture frames, table lamps, bolts of fabric, silver-ware, glassware, dishes and cosmetics. Residents will receive a receipt for their donation for income tax purposes.
For more information on the STOP program, call 311 or email email@example.com.