Supervisor Ed Romaine (pictured with ‘Curby’, the town’s recycling mascot) announced that registration for Brookhaven’s 14th Annual Big Cleanup is now open. The event, which is co-sponsored by the City of Brookhaven’s Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management and TEACHERS Federal Credit Union, will take place on Saturday, May 14 at various locations in the City of Brookhaven. It’s part of a nationwide effort by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. that attracts more than 500,000 volunteers in more than 15,000 communities across America who come together to pick up litter and clean up miles of roads, rivers, lakes, etc. In 2020, the Great Brookhaven Clean Up attracted approximately 2,000 residents.
Supervisor Romaine said, “Keeping Brookhaven clean is a top priority for my administration and it’s a great opportunity for people to do their part and make a difference in their community. I thank TEACHERS Federal Credit Union for their co-sponsorship, and I look forward to working with our residents on May 14 to help make Brookhaven a cleaner, greener place to live.
Free gloves, trash bags and t-shirts will be provided by the city to Great Brookhaven Clean Up volunteers. Supplies can be picked up at the third floor office of the Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management at City Hall by appointment only. Brookhaven City Hall is located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. Individuals or groups can register online for the Great Brookhaven Clean Up and get more information about the City website or by dialing 451-TOWN (8696).