Town Celebrates Earth Day With Annual Expo

Residents of all ages flooded the Huntington Town Hall parking lot on Saturday to partake in the town’s annual Earth Day Expo.

Residents of all ages flooded the Huntington Town Hall parking lot on Saturday to partake in the town’s annual Earth Day Expo.

Huntington Town Hall became a one-stop shop for all things environmentally friendly Saturday morning at the town’s annual Earth Day Expo.

Residents were able to have unwanted documents securely shredded and recycled; drop off unwanted e-waste; recycle plastic grocery bags; and, for the very first time, participate in a rain barrel raffle.

Other attractions included a chance to climb on, touch and learn about the functionality and safety of fire trucks, rescue vehicles and a garbage truck; and a tree giveaway that gave out 250 native bare-root tree saplings to residents courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation.

Other major sponsors of the day included Covanta, Safety Shred and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Part of the expo included the “Touch A Truck” attraction, which allowed eventgoers to climb on, touch and learn about the functionality and safety of different types of trucks.

Part of the expo included the “Touch A Truck” attraction, which allowed eventgoers to climb on, touch and learn about the functionality and safety of different types of trucks.

Members of the Suffolk County Police Department were on-site to collect unwanted and unneeded medications for safe disposal thanks to an effort that was co-sponsored by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment.  

Members of the Suffolk County Police Department were on-site to collect unwanted and unneeded medications for safe disposal thanks to an effort that was co-sponsored by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

 

A bird’s-eye view of Sunday’s festivities.

A bird’s-eye view of Sunday’s festivities.

Safety Shred collected old unwanted outdated documents for on-site disposal during the expo on Saturday. Photos/Town of Huntington

Safety Shred collected old unwanted outdated documents for on-site disposal during the expo on Saturday. Photos/Town of Huntington