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Old Bethpage site accepts waste materials

A large tree dangerously rests on power lines

A large tree dangerously rests on power lines on a flooded section of Bayville Avenue during Hurricane Sandy in Bayville. (Oct. 29, 2012) Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Oyster Bay residents cleaning up their properties after Sandy can dispose of hazardous household waste materials at the town’s solid waste disposal complex in Old Bethpage between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Friday, town officials said.

The site, at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd., will accept solvents, drain and oven cleaners, small aerosol cans, batteries, paint, motor oil, outdoor grill propane tanks and similar materials, town officials said.

Supervisor John Venditto in a statement said the Sandy cleanup effort “has the potential to be hazardous to our environment” and stressed the importance of safely disposing certain waste.

The collection effort was established with help from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, town officials said.

Residents can find more information by contacting the town Environmental Resources Department at 516-677-5943 or visiting the town website at oysterbaytown.com.

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