Who doesn’t have questions about recycling? Exactly what types of tin/aluminum, plastics and glass can be recycled? Do cereal boxes go with corrugated cardboard or with paper? What does the term “thin film plastic” include? How are co-mingled items separated and sold? Did you know that the Town of Southampton has a complete guide to recycling?

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is holding a special public forum on Monday, April 8 for members of the public to find out what happens to their recyclables once you dispose of them, whether they take them to the transfer station or have a carter collect them, and to help the public learn how to help the recycling process become more efficient and effective, for both our environment and our economy.

The forum wil be held at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Community Center, at 25 Ponquogue Avenue.

Discussing the recycling process in the Town of Southampton will be Christine Fetten, P.E., the Town’s Director of Municipal Works, who oversees both Sustainability and Waste Management, and Joe Glorioso, a member of the Town’s Sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee.

Kathleen Kirkwood, chair of the Recycling and Litter Committee for the Town of East Hampton, will describe advances in green entrepreneurship and recent improvements in the recycling process there.

 “We hope that you will leave this event with a better understanding of your part in keeping our land, air and water clean,” said Terese Wildrick of Hampton Bays, a member of the League’s Natural Resources Committee, which organized the forum.

Refreshments will precede the presentations.

Southampton Town’s SEA-TV will tape and air the program on its Channel 22.

Information is available from the League at 631.324.4637 or the League’s website at www.lwvhamptons.org.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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