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Smithtown to host household hazardous waste collection event

The Town of Smithtown Department of Environment and Waterways, in partnership with its Municipal Services Facility and Department of Public Safety, will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, April 20.

The event will be held at the Smithtown Municipal Services Facility building at 85 Old Northport Road in Kings Park.

Smithtown residents are encouraged to bring any hazardous waste they may have to this free event for proper disposal.

Typical hazardous items include things like oil based paints and paint thinners, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, lithium batteries, battery acids, and various other toxic compounds.

Residents who drop off recyclable batteries accepted under the facility’s battery recycling program, propane tanks (small one-pound tanks and/or 20-pound BBQ-size tanks) or mercury and mercury-containing devices, will receive a $5 Home Depot gift card courtesy of Covanta.

Last year, employees at the Smithtown Municipal Services Facility, under the direction of Sanitation Supervisor Neal Sheehan, worked in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Waterways Environmental Director David Barnes and Solid Waste Coordinator Mike Engelmann to safely secure approximately 50 tons of household hazardous waste from residents, according to a town statement.

The hours of operation of the Smithtown Municipal Services Facility are 7 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information about the Smithtown Municipal Services Facility’s recycling program for batteries, visit:

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