FARMINGVILLE, NY – Brookhaven Town is partnering with Dime Bank to sponsor a recycling campaign to help residents properly dispose of unwanted documents and prescription drugs, so they don’t fall into the wrong hands.
City Council districts hold two annual recycling events that include paper shredding, e-waste disposal and supervised prescription drug drop-off. The readers, which are being funded by a $4,000 donation from Dime Bank this year, are designed to help residents properly dispose of sensitive documents that may fall into the hands of identity thieves, officials said. They also help residents dispose of e-waste and expired prescription drugs in a way that’s safe for the environment, officials said.
Recycling collections are open to all city residents for their personal and household equipment. They are asked to bring the following electronic items for recycling:
● Televisions ● VCRs and amplifiers, as well as DVD players ● Computer mice ● Printers
● calculators ● hard drives ● electronic typewriters ● circuit boards
● projectors ● camcorders ● laptops ● power supplies
● radios/stereos ● servers ● backup batteries ● PDAs
● mainframes ● pagers ● monitors ● routers
● telephones ● scanners ● cell phones ● answering machines
● hubs ● modems ● fax machines ● keyboards
● copiers ● cables ● Gameboys and amplifiers, as well as other portable electronic toys
During recycling campaigns, the documents brought for shredding will be introduced into an industrial shredder, which will allow local residents to see the secure destruction of sensitive papers. Paper can be brought in boxes or bags, and documents can remain stapled together, but paper clips and other metal should be removed along with any other items such as staples and rubber bands.
Business records or records from medical practices will not be accepted for recycling campaigns.
The schedule is as follows:
- CD-3 Advisor Kevin LaValle: April 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach and September 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook
- CD-5 Advisor Neil Foley: April 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Patchogue-Medford High School, 181 Buffalo Ave., Medford and September 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Point Fire Department, 205 Blue Point Ave., Point Blue
- CD-1 Council Member Jonathan Kornreich: April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Rd., Port Jefferson Station and October 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Setauket Fire Department, 394 Nicolls Rd., Setauket
- CD-2 Advisor Jane Bonner: April 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rose Caracappa Center, 739 Rte. 25A, Mt. Sinai and October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rose Caracappa Center, 739 Rte. 25A, Mount Sinai
- CD-4 Councilman Michael Loguercio: May 21, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Town Hall, South Parking Lot, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville and November 5, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. South Library Country Public Drive, 22 Station Rd., Bellport
- CD-6 Counselor Dan Panico: June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at William Floyd Middle School, 630 Moriches-Middle Island Rd., Moriches and October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Center Moriches Library, 235 Montauk Hwy, Center Moriches
For more information, call 451-TOWN (8696) or visit www.brookhavenny.gov