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WORK SESSION AGENDA. NEW RECYCLING LAWS WENT INTO EFFECT JUNE 1ST..FUN EVENTS
Release Date: June 18, 2011


REMINDER- HARTSDALE FARMER'S MARKET ON SATURDAY. CONCERT AT 10 AM AT DESANTI PLAZA, E HARTSDALE AVE




Town of Greenburgh







Work Session of the Greenburgh Town Board

Agenda: Tuesday – June 21, 2011 – 09:15 AM

(Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.)

((All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live. Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm. Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours,

depending upon the length of the two meetings.)

· 09:15 AM Agenda Review

· 09:30 AM Flooding in Elmsford --follow up to meeting we had with NYS DEC and US Army Corp of Engineers

· 10:30 AM Capital Budget (discussion prior to submitting proposed 2011 budget)

· 10:45 AM Empire Medical Plan

· 11:00 AM Ethics Code – discussion of some possible amendments

· 11:30 AM Hastings Affordable Housing

· 12:00 Noon Habitat for Humanity--possible house town owns near veteran town park

· 12:15 PM Motion for Executive Session by____2nd_____Aye_____

· 01:00 PM Adjourn

 

REMINDER: NEW RECYCLING LAWS WENT INTO EFFECT JUNE 1st










There's a lot of municipal talk about the county's expanded recycling program which officially starts on June 1, 2011.

But do you really know what is included in the expansion to numbers 3-7?

Just in case, here's a handy reference list.

Please note that all plastics must be coded (with any number between 1 and 7), rinsed clean and be free of food waste and other products.

BREAKING NEWS: Plastic caps on jars and bottles are now accepted for recycling!

Number 1 Plastics -- PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)
* Found in: Soft drinks, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers; oven-safe food trays.
* Recycled into: Polar fleece, fiber, tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling, straps, (occasionally) new containers.

Number 2 Plastics -- HDPE (high density polyethylene)
* Found in: Milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; butter and yogurt tubs.
* Recycled into: Laundry detergent bottles, oil bottles, pens, recycling containers, floor tile, drainage pipe, lumber, benches, doghouses, picnic tables, fencing.

Number 3 Plastics -- V (Vinyl) or PVC
* Found in: Window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging.
* Recycled into: Decks, paneling, mudflaps, roadway gutters, flooring, cables, speed bumps, mats.

Number 4 Plastics -- LDPE (low density polyethylene)
* Found In: Squeezable bottles; frozen food containers.
* Recycled Into: Trash can liners and cans, compost bins, shipping envelopes, paneling, lumber, landscaping ties, floor tile.

Number 5 Plastics -- PP (polypropylene)
* Found in: Some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, medicine bottles, coded flower pots.
* Recycled into: Signal lights, battery cables, brooms, brushes, auto battery cases, ice scrapers, landscape borders, bicycle racks, rakes, bins, pallets, trays.

Number 6 Plastics -- PS (polystyrene)
* Found in: Disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles.
* Recycled into: Insulation, light switch plates, egg cartons, vents, rulers, foam packing, carry-out containers.

Number 7 Plastics -- Miscellaneous
* Found in: Water bottles, certain food containers.
* Recycled into: Plastic lumber, custom-made products.

Regarding Plastic Bags: Be advised that plastic grocery and carryout bags, as well as other plastic bags (including dry cleaning bags), may be dropped off at any of several large grocery and retail stores for recycling. Each year, Americans throw away more than 100 billion plastic bags. Less than 1% is recycled. Recycling these bags reduces waste and litter, resulting in cleaner streets and waterways. In addition, using recycled plastic bags in place of virgin plastics reduces our demand for foreign oil. Recycled plastic bags provide valuable material to manufacturers of plastic lumber, plastic bags and other useful products. For more information on plastic bag recycling and drop off locations, click here.

Read the Curbside Recycling Guide to learn how to separate recyclables for curbside collection. In addition, you can bring other items, including household chemicals, rechargeable batteries, electronics, and plastic bags for recycling and old or expired medications for disposal to Household Material Recovery Days. Check out the schedule of upcoming events to find a Household Material Recovery Day or Mobile Shredder event near you.


FUN EVENTS THIS WEEKEND FROM WWW.RIVERTOWNSGUIDE.COM


Saturday, June 18 from 8:30am - 1:30pm | Hastings Outdoor Farmers Market, Hastings Library Parking Lot

-- Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19, begins at 11am | "Clearwater Generations", Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson

-- Saturday, June 18 from 11pm through Sunday, June 19 @ 11pm | 24 Hour Movie Marathon, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville

-- Sunday, June 19 from 8am - 3pm (and every fair weather Sunday) | Beacon Flea Market, Henry St Parking Lot, 6 Henry Street (Parking Lot Only), Beacon



Weekend Quick Takes….

Links and info here http://www.rivertownsguide.com

- Dobbs Ferry Farmers Market

- Opening: A SPIN ON GREEN

- Tarrytown Third Friday: Pet Parade

- Ukrainian Heritage Festival

- 6th Annual Art Walk 2011

- The Comedy of Errors - Westchester County Nights at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

- Hastings Outdoor Farmers Market

- Live Butterfly Exhibit

- "Clearwater Generations"

- Walk: Old Croton Aqueduct from Gerlach Park (Ossining) to New Croton Dam

- 6th Annual Art Walk 2011

- World Wide Knit in Public Day 2011

- Giant Plastic Bag Kites (Kite Flight and Workshop)

- Yolanda F. Johnson: "A Spirituals Experience"

- Form & Function Art Exhibit

- Steamships on the Hudson

- Los Lonely Boys

- 8th Annual Red Carpet Night Fundaraising Gala: Featuring Peter Frampton

- Jackie Mason: Second Performance!

- 24 Hour Movie Marathon

- Beacon Flea Market

- Bicycle Sundays

- Live Butterfly Exhibit

- Stereoscope and the World of Photography



Weekly Outdoor Farmers Markets: 2011 Opening Day Schedule

Dobbs Ferry: Fridays

Hastings: Saturday

Tarrytown: Saturdays
Irvington: Wednesdays



12th Annual Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series
Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8pm
Dobbs Ferry Waterfront. Presented by Jazz Forum Arts

Rain Location: Embassy Community Center, 60 Palisade Street, Dobbs Ferry. INFO: 914-631-1000

June 22: Sheila Jordan & Her Trio; Jay Azzolina, Cameron Brown, Tony Jefferson
June 29: Nanny Assis Group feat Danise Reis–Brazilian Music
July 6: Mark Rapp “The Song Project”
July 13: Jason Miles Group
July 20: Freddie Bryant Quartet
July 27: 3D Ritmo de Vida
August 3: Carrie Jackson & Her Trio
August 10: Jo Lawry Group
August 17: John Hart Organ Quartet




One significant way that everyone can contribute to environmental conservation is through waste reduction. In addition, old products can also be donated to reduce additions to the waste stream. Charities accept old furniture, clothing, toys, and other items for reuse. Through Westchester County's Treasure Hunt program residents can recycle their old items by giving them away for free.

And finally, here's something you can write home about. Westchester County is a leader in recycling. In 2009, 61 percent of all solid waste was recycled, which is well above the EPA national goal of 35 percent. It is also an impressive improvement over the 2008 county recycling rate of 46 percent.


from thehudsonindependent.com


Saturday 18

Old Croton Aqueduct Walk to New Croton Dam. Meet 11 am. Explore scenic Croton Gorge Park at the base of the dam's spectacular spillway. Five miles roundtrip. Bring lunch and water. Meet in Gerlach Park, Ossining. Enter on Old Albany Post Rd. north of Reservoir Rd., turn left, and continue to parking area. Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct. Information: C. Fahn, 914-478-3961, czf...@yahoo.com, or www.aqueduct.org.

Spirituals Concert: At 2:30 p.m. soprano Yolanda F. Johnson will celebrate Black Music Month with a lecture recital at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Call 631-7734 or visit www.yolandafjohnson.com.

Simply Sinatra: Performance by Steve Lippia at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. & show at 8 p.m. Call 592-2222 or visit www.broadwaytheatre.com.

Rock Concert: Los Lonely Boys will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Call 877-840-0457 or visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

24 Hour Movie Marathon: Starting at 11 p.m. at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. Prize for anyone who stays all 24 hours. Call 747-5555 or visit www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Sunday 19

Box Turtles in the Wild: At 4 p.m. visit their habitat at the Greenburgh Nature Center.


 
Have a great weekend.

PAUL FEINER
 
 
 
 
 



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