The Town of Huntington's
TAKE BACK DAY!
Saturday, April 23RD
9am to 1pm
2016 Earth Day Family EXPO!
Huntington Town Hall
100 Main Street
Safely dispose of medicines, an effort co-sponsored by the
Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
Residents will be able to drop off unwanted and unneeded medications, which will be taken by the Suffolk County Police Department for environmentally safe disposal. The Town will also distribute information about the adverse environmental effects on groundwater and Long Island’s drinking water supply when proper protocols are not followed in disposing of pharmaceutical drugs.
For more info, please call:
The Green Showcase at the Family Earth Day Expo will offer multiple demonstrations including renewable energy, composting, organic gardening and fun activities for the kids along with giveaways. Children can climb aboard a fire truck, police car, ambulance, or garbage truck, they can create a flower pot out of newspaper and then plant a flower, and they can observe live marine life in a touch tank.
Trader Joe's of Commack will provide the first 200 residents to trade in a plastic grocery bag with a free eco-friendly tote bag! So bring a plastic bag for recycling to the Family Earth Day Expo on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
New to the Expo this year is the ability to safely dispose of medicines, an effort co-sponsored by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. Please bring any unused medicine to the event for proper disposal. The Family Earth Day Expo will take place on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Huntington Town Hall (100 Main Street, Huntington)
Family Earth Day Expo - Saturday, April 25th
The Town of Huntington will be celebrating Earth Day 2015 by once again hosting the FAMILY EARTH DAY EXPO. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Town Hall Parking Lot at 100 Main St., Huntington. (Rain or Shine.) Join us at this fun-filled event and learn simple ways in which to protect our precious environment.
Special thanks to this year's Co-sponsors:
Covanta, Safety Shred and Trader Joe's!
Here are few things we have in store for April 25:
* Paper Shredding
* Boat Wrap Recycling
* The Green Showcase
And new to the EXPO this year:
Medicine Disposal drop-off!
For more info, call 351-3171 or visit:
On January 1st, 2015; the Town of Huntington implemented its latest green measure in its comprehensive and expansive recycling program known as “Single Stream Recycling.”
In order to help educate our youth on the Town’s new Single Stream Recycling Program, I would like to invite all Huntington Township Middle Schools to participate in a poster contest that is open to grades 6 through 8.
The winner will have their poster featured in the Town of Huntington’s 2016 Environmental Calendar and the winning submission will also be used as an educational component to encourage local households to recycle.
“Single Stream” recycling means there will no longer be separate pick up days for comingled items, such as cans, glass, paper and plastic. Residents can place recyclables all in ONE CONTAINER on one designated day each week – town-wide.
The criteria for the poster contest will be as follows:
- Open to students grades 6 through 8.
- Students are asked to please register for this contest through their art teacher.
- Submissions should be 8.5”x 11.5”– un-matted.
- Submissions should be two-dimensional.
- Each teacher may submit up to three (3) works, from any one grade level, not to exceed nine (9) works for all grades.
- Art Teachers can register online at: www.HuntingtonNY.gov/PosterContest
- Teachers are asked to please contact Stephen Jimenez in the Council Office for submission collections at: 631-351-3171 or via email to: SJimenez@HuntingtonNY.gov
Registration deadline: March 20th, 2015
Submission deadline: May 8th, 2015