S.T.O.P. (Help Mother Earth)

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22.  The City will be hosting the Town of Hempstead’s STOP Program.  It stands for Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (catchy isn’t it).  At our humble abode, squeezed between other humble abodes, in the West End we try and do our best to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.

I’m not always successful at recycling, but this is a good time to clean out the crawl space or the side of your yard.  The propane tank from our barbeque we never refilled that’s collecting rust will be headed to S.T.O.P.  Don’t be embarrassed by your old paint cans, I have more crap than the norm as the significant other believes he is Holmes on Holmes on the weekend.

We will be shuttling our crap to the parking lot behind City Hall starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Ask your neighbors that may need some assistance if you can bring their items for them too.  Think of Earth Day as being not only nice to Mommy Earth but the elderly or your own This Old House neighbor who doesn’t realize that the TofH has such a great program.

The Town of Hempstead’s website goes into all the details of what you can and cannot bring this upcoming Sunday. http://toh.li/sanitation-department/stop-throwing-out-pollutants

This is not an eCycle Program day, which will happen on May 12 in Point Lookout when you can dispose of that Apple IIe in your attic. So get ready for that day too!

Of course I’ll be watching what kind of items you will be bringing, as I am after all that nosy.

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