Monthly Archives: June 2018

Learn about Composting Opportunities

We are delighted to announce that Jean Bonhotal will come to Fishers and offer an informative composting program on Monday June 25th, at 5 o’clock at the Community Center.

This from Cornell’s website:
Jean has worked at the Cornell Waste Management Institute in solid waste education for over 20 years, first working for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Broome County, then for the Cornell Waste Management Institute. Reducing, repurposing, recycling and composting solid and organic residuals to mine and redirect resources from our waste stream is a systematic way to manage our waste stream.
Characterizing waste streams is important to be able to separate and determine value-added purposes for different residuals. Compost quality and consistency in the market place is also a high priority, as well as encouraging use to build healthy soils and redistribute nutrients.
Previous experience includes working with different agencies including US Forest and National Park Service, US EPA, NYS DEC and the landscape and greenhouse industry.
She received an M.S. degree in Education and Communication from SUNY Binghamton in 1991, a B.S. in Biology from Utah State University in 1984 and an A.A.S. in Natural Resources from SUNY Morrisville.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ONLY
WHERE: FISHERS ISLAND TRANSFER STATION
WHAT TO BRING
From the Garage & Yard
Oil based paints, stains & varnishes, wood preservatives, additives & solvents, lighter fluid, weed killer, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fuels (gasoline, kerosene), engine degreaser, brake fluid & carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, antifreeze, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals
From the House
Fiberglass resins, rubber cement, airplane glue, aerosol cans, photo chemicals, furniture polish, oven cleaner, spot remover, rug & upholstery cleaner, hobby and art supplies, mothballs, power saver bulbs and all fluorescent bulbs
*Fire Extinguishers, Motor Oil, Dry Cell, Lithium, NiCad & Acid Batteries may be brought but will be charged a fee at the time of disposal

WHAT NOT TO BRING
Empty trash containers, household trash, bottles and cans, paper and cardboard, prescription medicines, syringes, commercial or industrial waste, radioactive & biological waste, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, latex paint or latex paint cans, e-waste
The Compost Station accepts e-waste, for fees visit our website
fishersislandwastemanagement.com

Sat., July 28 Household Trash & Recyclables will ONLY be accepted between 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Compost Station will be CLOSED
Questions? Please call the office at 631-788-7455 or 631-788-7459