TOBAY Notebook: Home Clean-up Day Scheduled

Town allows residents to bring non-hazardous rubbish to town's waste facility on April 21.

If the spring cleaning bug has struck, the has a well-timed option for residents.

The first of eight 2012 Homeowners Cleanup Days for town residents will take place on Saturday, April 21.

Residents only (no businesses) in the town’s may take unwanted, non-hazardous rubbish to the town’s garbage center on Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bushes, tree limbs, fence posts and similar items will be accepted as is and need not be broken into smaller pieces. Used tires, large metal items in excess of four feet, clean fill, clean broken concrete, and boats and boat trailers will also be accepted. Passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks and small trailers are admitted to the program.

Six-wheel or larger vehicles are not permitted. Proof of district residency must be shown.

Town to host economic development seminar

The town’s Department of Economic Development, in conjunction with the Jericho Public Library and the , will hold a free seminar focusing on business finance, said

The seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 10-noon at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. It is one of several business seminars the Town has recently initiated.

“My Town Board colleagues and I feel strongly about keeping our small business people thriving, particularly in today’s challenging economic climate,” Venditto said. “This is the impetus behind the development of educational seminars sessions that give attendees valuable insight into constantly evolving issues and strategies.”

Reminder on posting handbills

As the season of yard sales, block parties and similar events is upon us, some neighborhoods will begin to see a proliferation of handbills affixed to upright objects.

A county-wide ordinance prohibits the posting of handbills, posters, banners or any printed or written notices on utility poles, trees, traffic light poles, fire hydrants, phone booths and other public property. It also specifically permits residents to remove signs posted in violation of the ordinance, according to town officials.

Notices for yard sales, lost pets and other household-generated signs are among the signs prohibited by the ordinance. Technically, the ordinance can result in a fine if the perpetrator is caught.

Those interested can register for this seminar by calling (516) 624-7890 or e-mailing at ecodev@oysterbay-ny.gov .

Tom April 09, 2012 at 02:05 PM
What about things like florescent light bulbs? I know we aren't supposed to put them in the regular trash because they have small amounts of mercury. Can we get rid of them at this pickup? What about oil?
Ian G April 09, 2012 at 02:40 PM
The light bulbs you mention can be dropped at any Home Depot or Lowes. The oil can be dropped off at the dump at any time.
Tom April 09, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Thanks Ian!
TheGreek April 09, 2012 at 09:09 PM
I believe that waste oil must be accepted anywhere motor oil is sold.


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