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Oyster Bay's free firewood program returns

(Nov. 26, 2008)

(Nov. 26, 2008) Credit: Newsday, 2008 / Bill Davis

The Town of Oyster Bay's free firewood distribution is scheduled to begin Dec. 17. 

Phyllis Barry, a spokeswoman for the town, said the annual program is a popular one that “goes back farther than anyone’s memories.”

Through mid-March, Oyster Bay residents can pick up firewood at the town's highway yard after 3 p.m. on Fridays and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Each resident may take up to one truckload full of wood, which is cut but not split, and will need to bring a driver’s license or another document that proves town residency. Commercial vehicles will not be permitted.

“Residents should be aware that while the bins are filled each day, the wood goes quickly,” said Town Supervisor John Venditto in a news release.

Barry said the town saves firewood throughout the year from fallen trees or branches that are removed for safety reasons.

The town's highway yard is located at 150 Miller Pl., Syosset.

For more information, call 516-677-5757.

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