Get set for the next S.T.O.P. Collection, which will be take place at Newbridge Road Park, 2600 Newbridge Road in Bellmore, on Sunday, May 22, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Clean your homes of hazardous material and ensure their proper collection and disposal to protect the continued integrity of our fragile ecosystem!
The S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. By bringing such toxins as antifreeze, drain cleaners and pesticides on any of the scheduled S.T.O.P. collection days, you and your family can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of our bays and estuaries.
S.T.O.P. Guidelines: When bringing items, please follow these simple guidelines:
- Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic bag or larger container. Make sure all caps and lids are tight.
- Place items securely in a box for transportation. Use newspaper or cardboard to keep items from tipping or hitting each other.
- Place chemicals which may react with each other in separate areas of the vehicle.
- Do not leave products in a hot, unventilated vehicle for an extended period of time.
- Do not smoke near chemical products.
- Wear rubber gloves when handling containers.
Light Bulb Exchange: Bring your old incandescent light bulbs to a S.T.O.P. event and get a FREE energy efficient bulb in exchange (up to 5). While supplies last.
Mercury Recycling: Many old thermostats contain mercury. Now, you can bring you old thermostat to a S.T.O.P. event, keep mercury out of the waste stream and receive a $5 gift card to a local home center compliments of Covanta Energy. (Limit of 5 offers per household, please.)
(Please note that electronic recycling items will only be collected at E-Cycle events.)
NOTE: Waste from commercial establishments, schools, churches, synagogues or home businesses will not be accepted. No commercial vehicles are permitted.