TOBAY Notebook: Syosset Cleanup Scheduled in May

Town will assist residents with spring spruce up.

Next month, Syosset will have a public version of spring cleaning.

The 10th annual Syosset Clean-Up Day will be held on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 10 a.m. The event, organized by Councilman Chris Coschignano, will kick off at the Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 59 Jackson Avenue, near the railroad station in downtown Syosset.

“Over the last decade, residents, store owners and civic organizations have combined their efforts to clean up the downtown area,” Coschignano said....“Everyone can pitch in to keep Syosset clean and attractive. It’s a great way to make a tangible and positive difference in our great community.”

Logistics for the clean-up will be handled by the Syosset Fire Department and the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Public Works-Sanitation & Recycling Collection Division. Participants with be given gloves, trash bags, rakes and brooms. The town will provide same day sanitation removal services.

Councilman Coschignano, a longtime resident of Syosset, said civic pride is a hallmark of Syosset residents:  “Syosset residents have always been proactive in terms of protecting their neighborhoods and quality of life,” he said. “When everyone plays a role in maintaining their neighborhood, it results in a place everyone is proud to call home.”

Anyone interested in joining the cleanup can contact Coschignano's office at (516) 624-6309. 

Brochure explains the dangers of storm water pollution.

The Town has developed a new brochure entitled A Resident’s Guide to Understanding Storm Water Runoff Pollution.

“Because storm water runoff pollution is caused by so many different activities, traditional regulatory controls can go only so far,” said Town Supervisor John Venditto said. “Education and outreach are the key components to stemming storm water runoff pollution..."

The brochure acquaints residents with the problem of storm water runoff pollution and to inform them about ways they can help mitigate it around their homes.

“Something as simple as properly disposing of household hazardous waste and e-waste, cleaning up after your dog, and using lawn and garden pesticides and fertilizer sparingly go a long way toward reducing storm water runoff pollution,” Venditto said. 

Residents or organizations interested in a free copy of the brochure can pick up one at the Town Halls North (Oyster Bay) and South (Massapequa), the Department of Public Works (Syosset) and at major park facilities, or call or write to the Public Information Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771 (624-6390).

A copy can be downloaded from the Town’s Website, www.oysterbaytown.com.



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