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Huntington Notebook: Earth Day Expo Planned; Mall Bus Stops Relocated

News and notes from the Town of Huntington.

Earth Day Expo Planned

The Family Earth Day Expo will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Town Hall Parking lot on 100 Main Street in Huntington.

Covanta will be the sponsor for the Plug-In to E-Cycling Event, a recycling program for obsolete e-waste items such as cell phones, pagers, radios, stereos, computers, laptops, fax machines and televisions. Covanta will also be co-sponsoring a rechargeable battery collection program with Call2Recycle for rechargeable batteries and cell phones.

“By now, everybody knows that their unwanted electronic items shouldn’t just be thrown into the trash, but many people don’t’ know exactly how to get rid of them,” said Town Supervisor Frank Petrone. “Our annual Plug In to E-Cycling Day helps people clean out their attics and closets while helping to preserve the environment.”

The Earth Day Expo will also feature on-site disposal by Shred-It identity theft services, the Touch a Trick Event for kids of all ages to climb on, touch and learn about the functionality and safety aspects of the different trucks displayed including a fire truck, rescue vehicles, and a garbage truck, and on-site disposal sites for boat shrink-wrap. Shrink wrap disposal will be available at the Town Recycling Center at 641 New York Avenue through Memorial Day.

A Green Showcase, sponsored by Jonathan’s Ristorante in Huntington Village, will offer multiple demonstrations including residential solar energy, organic gardening and fun activities for the kids. In addition, children can learn how compost is made and plant a seed in a recycled pot.

Representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide children of all ages the opportunity to touch and experience a variety of sea specimens in their marine life touch tank, as they demonstrate the importance of protecting our precious marine environment. There will also be sign up information available on Cornell’s environmental summer camp programs.

“Children and parents alike will definitely have the opportunity for a lot of ‘hands-on’ fun at this event,” said Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. “In recognition of Earth Day, it is equally important to be able to show families across Huntington how easy it is to protect kids from harmful chemicals and pesticides, how to make homes and cars more energy efficient and how to save money in the process.”

Walt Whitman Mall Bus Stops Relocated

As part of the Walt Whitman Mall expansion project the HART, Suffolk Transit and NICE bus stops are relocating effective April 2 Simon Properties built the new bus stop transfer station at the southern end of the mall property, equipped with eight new bus shelters, improved signage and lighting.

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