As a result of a positive response to the town’s glass recycling program, supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that the Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management has expanded the glass recycling drop-off locations. The four new locations are: the Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center in Blue Point; Mastic Recreation Center; Fireman’s Field in Ridge and the Comsewogue Public Library in Port Jefferson. At every location there are separate bins for green, brown and clear glass. Currently, the glass is largely reused for municipal operations wherever sand is needed — road base for internal roads, drainage, and construction of landfill. By separating glass by color, the town has opened the door for larger-scale glass recycling and is currently in discussion with regional glass recyclers to establish a long-term program. The town plans to add more glass recycling drop-off locations in the future.
The glass recycling drop-off locations in the Town of Brookhaven are:
Go to www.BrookhavenNY.gov/recycle for more information about the town’s recycling program, including the Curbside Recycling Schedule, Acceptable Recycling Materials Guide and Recycling Special Events.