Monthly Archives: July 2018

Save the date Saturday, August 11

FIWMD SPONSORING
Beach Cleanup
Turn the Tide on Trash!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018
MORNING-6:00 PM
MEET US AT
THE COMPOST STATION ANYTIME AFTER 7:30 AM
TO COLLECT TRASH BAGS, GLOVES AND DATA CARDS
THEN RETURN TO
THE COMPOST STATION BEFORE 6:00 PM
WHILE WE COLLECT
YOUR FINDINGS AND DATA CARDS
TO PROPERLY RECYCLE, PLEASE KEEP GLASS AND ALUMINUM CANS SEPARATE FROM OTHER DEBRIS

*We welcome suggestions to alternatives of using plastic bags for the collection of beach cleanup debris*

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

FIWMD
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, residents will need to pay for the above listed items with cash.

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, fees can be obtained at the Compost Station or visit our website
fishersislandwastemanagement.com

Saturday, 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 631-788-7455

Jean Bonhotal-The Science of Composting

Jean Bonhotal came to the island with a great, informative presentation. The presentation was at the Community Center on June 25th and we thank them for the use of their facilities.
Take a couple of minutes to check out her slides BONHOTAL Science of Composting -2018


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.

Balloons Banned on Block Island

I’ll assume we are all aware balloons have disastrous effects on wildlife and our ecosystem. “Environmentally friendly” balloons are on the market with mixed results as to their true “friendliness”.
April 9, 2018 Block Island banned ANY TYPE of balloon from being sold or used.
Here is an article from The Block Island Times

https://www.blockislandtimes.com/article/council-bans-use-and-sale-balloons/52079