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 Sustainable Materials Management, Teachers Federal Credit Union and Keep America Beautiful Inc., will be held on Saturday, May 15 at various locations throughout Brookhaven Town. All participants must follow New York State COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing and face masks.
The Great Brookhaven Clean Up is part of a national effort that draws over 5 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities across America who come together to pick up litter and clean miles of roadway, rivers, lakes, and more. Last year, the Great Brookhaven Clean Up was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, the event drew over 3,000 residents. Individuals or groups can register online and get more information at www.BrookhavenNY.gov or by calling the 631-451-TOWN (8696).
“The Great Brookhaven Clean Up is back after being canceled last year, so there’s much to be done in 2021. Keeping Brookhaven clean is a top priority of my administration and this is a great opportunity for people to do their part and make a difference in their community,” Romaine said. “I thank Teachers Federal Credit Union for their co-sponsorship and I look forward to working with our residents on May 15 to help make Brookhaven a cleaner, greener place to live.”
Free gloves, trash bags and T-shirts will be provided by the Town for the Great Brookhaven Clean Up volunteers. The supplies will be available for pick up by appointment only at the Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management’s third floor office at Town Hall from May 3 to May 14 during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening pickups are scheduled for May 11 and May 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Brookhaven Town Hall is located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. An appointment for pick up must be made during online registration. Masks are required at all times during supply pick up at Town Hall.