Greenpoint to open new ‘special waste’ drop-off site

May 24, 2018 By Gordon Walker Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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North Brooklyn will be the new home of a “special waste” drop-off site for New York City residents, according to Bklyner. The Department of Sanitation of New York announced that the “special waste” site will be a disposal location for batteries, motor oil, fluorescent light bulbs, car tires and other refuse.

The site opens June 9 and will be located at 459 N. Henry St. The previous disposal location at 1824 Shore Parkway in Bensonhurst will close its doors on June 2.

In 2012, locals had protested the construction of a waste incinerator at the Bensonhurst site, and now they’re seeing the problem move to another location.

There are also going to be restrictions regarding who can enter the site. One must show a New York State Driver’s License and registration to get in. If residents choose to bring trash in on foot, they are still going to need a picture ID and proof of residency in New York.

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