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‘Lettuce’ grow: Community composting on Long Island

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to …

The Mastic-Shirley Forge River sewer project is a go, again.Today, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the utilization of over $40 million in American Rescue Plan money to restore the …

Over the years, since 2006, officials had been unable to come up with enough money to offset costs for residents. But after a deal with the federal government to use over $160 million in funds …

The Nature Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife want to help government officials implement meaningful solar infrastructure—without disturbing natural areas or prime farmland. Their …

The Town of Brookhaven has been crossing environmental projects off their list one grant at a time. Supervisor Ed Romaine spoke to this publication to highlight some of the recent measures …

When Brookhaven Town announced on March 4 that it was ending its plan to construct a regional municipal ashfill at the Yaphank site, reasons included its cost, receiving only one RFP, and the …

Supervisor Ed Romaine is asking residents to register now for the 13th annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven's Department of Recycling and …

Newly formed Mastic Beach Conservancy last weekend invited residents to stop by the Town of Brookhaven Marina 5 parking lot to help clean the Mastic Beach parkland area and learn more about their …

Mastic Beach Conservancy is rolling out its first initiative: a community cleanup set for Sunday, March 21.  Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will …

The Yaphank Landfill will close by 2024—Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine swears by it. Construction debris will be immediately ended, he said, and ash collection will phase out as the landfill …

The Suffolk County Legislature approved an updated list of environmentally sensitive properties to be acquired in each town on Tuesday. Brookhaven Town has 22 parcels. Five are in the Carmans …

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws require the manufacturer of a product to be responsible for its ultimate recycling, reuse or disposal in an effort to increase recycling. Senate bill …

The lack of wastewater treatment throughout some of Suffolk County has led to continued reliance on 360,000 cesspools and septic systems that con- tribute to nitrogen pollution in local …

The Town of Brookhaven Ad-Hoc Committee for Solid Waste Disposal has sent over their reccomendations for review by the Supervisor. The Long Island Advance got …

The Mastic-Shirley Forge River Sewer project is currently starting the advertising process of going out to bid for three of the project components in Phase 1 and 2.The entire project, according to …

In an effort to support local municipality recycling, the Town of Brookhaven is seeking support for legislation that would allow for alternative uses of recycled glass, including pulverized glass to …

Supervisor Ed Romaine and his admin- istration have set goals for 2021, including land preservation, BROOKHAVEN waste management, renewable energy and maintaining a taxpayer-friendly budget. …

County Legis. and presiding officer Rob Calarco is hoping that the newly amended county grant assistance program for installing residential Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Systems …

In an effort to diminish or eliminate the presence of certain chemicals in drinking water on Long Island, Suffolk County Water Authority plans to construct an additional 56 wells featuring the …

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a vessel appeared just offshore at Smith Point County Park. Reports from recent weeks indicated that a transmission cable from an offshore wind farm east of …

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