Earth Day 2018
The Town of Cortlandt Celebrates
Forty-eight years ago the first official “Earth Day” was born. Ever since that day in 1970 there has been increased awareness of protecting our environment and ecology, preserving open space and ensuring that our water and air remain clean.
The important recycling laws have become part of our daily lives as a result of realizing that the world could no longer just dump our garbage in dumps or in stockpiles, but had to find a way to reuse our waste. In 1992 recycling laws were implemented in New York State, Westchester County and in Cortlandt.
We encourage everyone to remember the environmental advances made in our Country and world and community since 1970 and to embrace our natural habitats and resources that we cherish. Take a walk, go fishing, plant a garden and talk to your children about the importance of “EARTH DAY”.
Supervisor Linda Puglisi
Note: I am pleased to announce that over the Earth Day weekend our sanitation crews were out and collected a total of 4,310 lbs. of roadside debris, which included 2,870 lbs. of litter including 163 filled garbage bags and 1,440 lbs of tires and metals. We thank them all for their work.