Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine and members of the Town Council were on hand to accept a $2,000 check from Teachers Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of the 2021 Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven's Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management 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. Pictured left to right are Councilman Kevin LaValle; Councilman Neil Foley; Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO Brad C. Calhoun; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Supervisor Ed Romaine; Councilman Dan Panico and Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich.
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 on the Town website or by calling the 631-451-TOWN (8696).
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 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evening pick-ups are scheduled for May 11 and May 12 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 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.