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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Town Celebrates Earth Day with Annual Free Tree Seedling, Mulch and Compost Event

Supervisor and councilman in parking lot with seedlings

Farmingville, NY - In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), the Town held its annual "Free Tree, Mulch and Compost Giveaway" on April 21 at Town Hall as part of Supervisor Ed Romaine's "Greening Brookhaven" initiative. The goal of the initiative is to distribute and plant 10,000 tree seedlings by 2020, the same goal date for the Green Energy and Sustainability initiative for Town facilities. The free mulch and compost will continue to be available at various Town locations while supplies last. Mulch and compost is not bagged, so residents must provide their own containers and load the materials themselves into their vehicles. For more information, please call 631-451-TOWN.

Pictured are Councilwoman Jane Bonner, Councilman Kevin LaValle, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Town Clerk Donna Lent, Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright and Councilman Dan Panico.

Brookhaven Town residents may pick up free mulch and compost at the following Town facilities:

  • Brookhaven Town Hall, South Parking Lot, One Independence Hill in Farmingville (residents only)
    Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Percy Raynor Park, Route 347 and Belle Mead Road in South Setauket (residents only)
    Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Rose Caracappa Center, 739 Route 25A in Mt. Sinai (residents only)
    Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Brookhaven Landfill, 350 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven Hamlet (residents and commercial)
    Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to Noon.
  • Brookhaven Compost Facility, Papermill Road in Manorville (residents)
    Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Commercial vehicles are permitted only at the Brookhaven Landfill, where a fee of $12 per yard will be charged.

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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