The Town of Smithtown Department of Environment and Waterways and Municipal Services Facility collected over 17 tons of waste at the Hazardous Household Waste event this past weekend. On Saturday, October 7th, 447 Smithtown households participated in safely disposing of thousands of pounds of toxic items, which are prohibited in regular curbside waste pickups.
“Through the participation of hundreds of Smithtown residents, the Town of Smithtown was able to safely dispose of over 17 tons of waste, without the risk of those materials contacting the environment. It is only through the participation of so many residents that we can continue to keep Smithtown beautiful.” - David Barnes, Environmental Protection Director
Smithtown Municipal Services Facility employees worked in conjunction with Public Safety Fire Marshals, DEW staff, Covanta staff, Environmental Protection Director David Barnes and Solid Waste Coordinator Mike Engelmann to safely and efficiently secure materials.
A portion of the wastes collected for manifested disposal included: waste oil based paints/ flammable paints, gasoline, paint thinners, waste gases, petroleum distillates, flammable solids, oxidizers liquids and solids, sodium/potassium nitrates, acids, corrosives, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, misc. toxic liquids and solids, lacquers, lithium batteries, battery acids and various other toxic compounds. Materials were collected and manifested for disposal by Radiac Research Corp.
Covanta provided $5 Home Depot gift cards to over 130 residents for recycling potentially dangerous lithium-ion and other batteries, propane tanks and mercury containing devices, thereby preventing these harmful items from curbside disposal. Over 1,000 pounds of these materials were recycled.
The next Hazardous Waste collection event is scheduled for April 20th, 2024. There will be three collection events in 2024. Dates will be announced in the 2024 Refuse & Recycling Collection Calendar. Hazardous Household Waste collection events are for Smithtown Township residents only. Proof of residency will be enforced.
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Residents can also dispose of electronic waste, free of charge, at the Town Recycling Center located at 85 Old Northport Road. Electronic waste, such as computers, printers, TV’s, monitors, automotive and household batteries, can be dropped off during regular hours for proper recycling.
Mulch is also available free of charge to residents. Smithtown residents can line up for pre-packaged bags of mulch with a maximum of 10 bags per visit. We offer free loading of loose mulch into your pick-up or dump truck. A cover is required.
The Smithtown Municipal Services Facility is located at 85 Old Northport Road in Kings Park, NY.
Regular Operating Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 11:45 AM and 12:45 PM to 3:15 PM