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STOP Program: Where To Recycle Your Toxic & Hazardous Materials on Long Island – The Details

So, we’ve been hearing about this S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Program for awhile now here in Nassau County. And while it seems like a great idea, we figured there has to be some kind of catch. It’s either time consuming, complicated or these things are going to end up in one giant toxic pile in the middle of some parking lot—or maybe all of the above. So we decided to check it out. And like a kid in a candy store we were really excited. We even held our camera out the window as we waited in line to document the whole process. Hundreds of people showed up at the Bellmore location on Sunday–because, well, it was none of the above.

All you have to do is load up your car with things you’d rather not see end up in your drinking water—pesticides, ammonia, antifreeze, bleach, bug killers, car batteries, cell phones, chemistry sets, degreasers, fertilizers, paint stripper, swimming pool chemicals, etc. (For a full list of accepted items visit and show up at one of the below locations. The line moves fast, just show your license to prove you are a Nassau County resident and your items will be removed from your car for you by an environmental team. It takes no more than five minutes and then you’re on your way.

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8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

East Rockaway -Bay Park, 1st Avenue

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Levittown – Town of Hempstead Parking Field L2, Division Avenue

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hempstead – Hempstead Village Dept. Public Works Parking Lot, 450 Milburn Avenue

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bellmore – Newbridge Road Park, 2600 Newbridge Road

Sunday, October 17, 2010

North Woodmere – North Woodmere Park, Branch Boulevard

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Baldwin – Baldwin Park, 3232 South Grand Avenue

Sunday, December 12, 2010

East Meadow – Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 3

For further information please call (516) 378-2200.

Do not bring:

Fire Extinguishers
Electronic Recyclable Waste Infectious or Medical Waste
Propane or Oxygen tanks
Radioactive Materials
Unlabeled Materials

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